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It seems like ;l dream — some sweet fancy of 

Like a legend of fairies on pages of gold — 
Too soon the dear dreaming of living was 

closed — 
Too rudely awakened the soul that reposed. 
I turn to the days that were spent, neath thy wall, 
And creep back to you. shadowy I. W. C. Hall. 

Mine eyes have grown dim and my hair has 
turned white. 

But my heart beats as warmly and gaily to- 

As in days that are gone and in years that are 
tied — 

Though I fill up my flagon and drink to the 

For over my senses sweet memories fall. 

And the life has come back into old I. W. C. 

I see some kind face through a vapor of tears. 
And some sweet voice harks back o'er the desert 

of years, 
And I hear, Oh, so faintly, the echoes that roll 
Of the words once spoken inspiring my soul. 
So I fill up my flagon and drink — that is all— 
To the past and the future of I. W. C. Hall. 
Sept. 4th. Los Angeles, Cal. 


Little Mrs. Kelvin stood in the door of the 
parsonage looking out across the prairies with 
anxious eyes. The sun had gone down, and the 
fading light lay like a burnished rim on an enor- 
mous basin. There was a sultry stillness all 
about that was a sure precurser of a norther 
that might be over in a few hours or might turn 
into a deadly sandstorm and blow for days. 

In the crystal clearness she could see straight 

beyond the huddling box houses of the little 
town miles away to where the Red river lost 
itself in the sand. 

Somewhere between her . and that tawny- 
strip Jimmie was riding after the Burnett sheep 
She wished he didn't have to work for these 
rough, swearing stockmen. 

It was too hard for a fifteen year old boy to 
be in the saddle from dawn until dark. He 
ought to be in school; he ought to have refined 
associations and advantages such as his father 
had had at his age. That was the bitterest part 
of living away down here at the foot of the 
staked plains. For herself she had not minded 
it so much, but for her boy — what stimulus could 
there ever be for him in this dreary, drouth-rid- 
den place? Sometimes the longing to get back- 
to "God's country'' for his sake was like a fire 
in her bones, but she was too brave a woman to 
dwell long on such thoughts. 

She went inside and began preparations for 
supper. It was a scant meal— a few shreds of 
bacon, a loaf of corn bread, and tea from the 
brown caddy that had gone to stock that first 
parsonage away hack in New Hampshire to 
which she had gone, a bride. 

Presently her husband came in. He had 
deep set blue eyes of the quiet kind, and a fine, 
resolute mouth that betokened inward strength 
and patient endurance. He had been at work 
all day on the new church, built partly through 
the missionary appropriation, partly thr 
subscriptions he had raised among his members, 
all of them poor like himself, and lar 
through the labor of his own hands. 

•We've finished the roof." he said, on enter- 
ing, ••andl tell you but I'm glad to have it on 
before this storm breaks." 

He pou'ed some water into a basin, and. 
plunging his hands deep into it. washed the 
dust from his face and rubbed it so vigorously 
on the coarse towel that the red showed through 
the tan. 


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"This is the seventh church I have helped 
build," he continued, "and it's a first class job. 
I don't know but that I spoiled a good carpenter 
by making' a poor preacher; eh, Amy?" 

"You are a good builder, John," said the 
little woman with conviction, "whether it is 
preaching or carpentering." 

She was busy laying the table, but she lis- 
tened for the step that sounded a moment later 
on the baked path outside. 

"There's Jimmie!" she cried, with intense 

"Mama," said the tall minister, tenderly, "I 
believe you know every Saturday night the min- 
ute Jimmie leaves the headquarters for home. I 
heard nothing." 

But a moment later in came Jimmie. He 
was only an every-day boy, with a shock of hair 
of no color in particular, and an alarming 
tendency to freckles, but it was good to see him 
fall upon his little mother, lifting her clear off 
the floor, like a strong and very exhuberant 
young bear. 

"Burnett paid me," he said, producing five 
silver dollars from somewhere inside his rough 
woolen shirt. 

"We'll have white bread now, and a round of 
beef over Sunday." 

"No," said his mother firmly, "this must go 
toward the suit you're going to get by and by." 

■•That's so," said his father, stroking the 
rough head fondly. 

"But I've had fresh meat at the ranch every 
day this week," protested Jimmie. 

His mother only shook her head more de- 
terminedly than ever, then she lighted the lamp 
and set it carefully in the middle of the table, 
and the three gathered around it, bowing their 
heads while the minister prayed — "For all Thy 
bounties, Lord and Thy wonderful providence 
over the children of men, make us truly thank- 
ful. Amen." 

The night drew on intensely dark, and the 
norther that had now cut loose went roaring 
over the prairies with a sound that at times was 
like that of a pack of coyotes. 

Over at the depot shack the agent was work- 
ing on his books. 

The Band poured through the seams and 
flowed in rivulets along the floor, and the light 
flared dangerously until he arose and blew it 
out after going outside to see that the board 
shutters were securely hooked. 

A long freight train had pulled up on the 

siding with orders to wait for the ten o'clock 
passenger and the Denver, due an hour later. 

The men had been out thirty-seven hours, 
and in sheer exhaustion had dropped asleep al- 
most before the wheels were motionless. 

The conductor roused up before the ten 
o'clock passed. He saw the brakes were set and 
went back to sleep. Just how it happened, no 
one ever knew: either the coupling slipped, or 
it was the wind, or the train of its own weight 
settling on the incline of the siding that shunted 
the engine forward on the main track, but at 
eleven o'clock, when the Denver came flying 
down the track with steam up and the throttle 
valve open, making her eighty miles an hour, 
crash she went! — straight into the engine in 
front of her with a reverberation that shook the 

Every soul in the town heard it. 

In fifteen minutes they were all there, takiug 
commands of the minister. 

"To the church!" he shouted above the 
storm, when the first mangled victims were 
taken from the wreck, and he went first, bearing 
his lantern, to consecrate his church by turning 
it into a hospital. 

The women took their bed clothes off their 
beds and sat up the rest of the night. Every- 
thing was done that could be done for the relief 
of the suffering. It took many hours, and some 
of the sights were very terrible; but there were 
marvelous escapes, too. One girl, pinioned be- 
tween two beams of the Pullman, was taken out 
without a scratch on her. The shock had dazed 
her, though, and Mr. Kelvin took her to his wife, 
saying, "Here, Amy, you will have to look after 
this poor child." 

He came home at dawn to find her tucked 
away in the shake-down where Jimmie usually 
slept, with his wife sittting by, patiently hold- 
ing the slight fingers that refused to loosen their 
hold, even in sleep. She was clear in her mind 
next day, but too weak to sit up. 

"I've never been very strong," she said, apol- 
ogetically, "and I ought never to have under- 
taken a journey alone, but I wanted to surpris.. 
papa. He's down in Fort "Worth, and day after 
to-morrow is my birthday. I did so want to 
spend it with papa." 

She turned her face away to hide the tears 
of disappointment. 

To the press men who came in with the re- 
lief train she refused to give her name for fear 
of alarming her father, though she had asked 

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Mrs. Kelvin to call her Helena. 

She wanted to go on in the evening-, but Mrs. 
Kelvin was firm. 

"No, dear," she said, "to-morrow will get 
you there in time for your birthday, and you will 
need to rally all your strength, even then." 

She exerted herself to make the poor girl 
forget her plight. 

She told her stories of her own early life, 
and brought out all the pictures and mementoes 
of those precious days back in New Hampshire. 
She even allowed herself to speak of the con- 
sumption that had threatened her husband's life, 
of their travels all over the southwest, the 
spending of their little patrimony that he might 
find a place in which to prolong his days, and of 
their coming here when there was no town at all, 
only a railroad and the section house, but he 
could breathe in the pure, dry air, and he had 
been a well man ever since. She admitted that 
it was hard, but his life was worth the sacrifice 
a thousand times over. 

Still, she could not quite keep the homesick 
look out of her eyes when she spoke of New 
Hampshire and her longing to see the green 
hills once more. 

Helena had been through the state, and she 
had heard, too, about the "Old Home Week" cel- 
ebrations. They were to have one in Mrs. Kel- 
vin's own home town, and it was to be a very 
important event. The governor of the state 
was to be there, as well as other men distin- 
guished in national affairs, and — yes, her hus- 
band had been invited back to make an address 
on the very same day the governor, himself, was 
to speak. 

She grew quite excited in telling that. 

"Of course he's never thought of going," she 
said, "but I persuaded him to write out his ad- 
dress, and it is beautiful — just beautiful, my 
dear. I wish you could hear my husband. He 
has such a gift for public speaking." 

Carried away by her enthusiasm, she went 
and hunted up the address and began to read it. 

Helena listened. Nothing simpler could be 
imagined. It began with a man's boyhood days; 
it told of his wanderings all through the great 
rushing west, describing his feelings when the 
"come home" sounded in his ears that turned 
his steps toward the bright pole-star of his na- 
tive place, and with a burst of real eloquence it 
spoke of the significance of the festival in the 
kindling of a high devotion for the great mother- 

country whose foundation was the hearthstone 
<>1 the American home. 

They were both crying long before the last 
page ended. 

"Oh! it's a burning shame he can't go," 
burst out Helena. 

Mrs. Kelvin hurriedly gathered the manu- 
script together and went out of the room. After 
a long time she came back, bringing with her a 
grey dress, in which careful pressing had not 
been able to conceal much ingenious piecing and 
old seam marks. 

"It is fortunate you are small, my dear," she 
said, with all her wonted overflowing cheerful- 
ness, "or you might have to travel in your 
sleeper robe. Try this on, and let me see if it 
needs alteration. Well! I declare, if it does not 
fit you better than it does me." 

Her satisfaction in seeing the young girl 
arrayed in this last lingering remnant of her 
bridal outfit apparently knew no bounds. 

Helena accepted the toilet as something im- 
possible to be dispensed with, but when, on the 
eve of departure, the little woman slipped some 
silver into her hand, she quickly drew back. 

"Yes, yes, Helena," urged Mrs. Kelvin, "you 
do not know what contingencies await you, and 
you must take it." 

"If I do." said Helena, with bright dilated 
eyes, "will you tell me just what you would have 
done with this money?" 

And so she was forced to tell of Jimmie's 
five dollars and the use that was to have been 
made of it. 

"But it is all right with Jimmie." quickly 
added Mrs. Kelvin. "He can make his old 
clothes do very well a while longer. Your need 
is greater than ours. Take it, child, and don't 
spoil Jimmie's little sacrifice — it is so cheerfully 
made for you." 

Helena thought of the bare floors, the coarse 
fare, all the mute witnesses to a bitter, ceaseless 
struggle with poverty. Suddenly bending down 
she flung both arms about Jimmie's little 
mother and kissed her on the lips and on both 
cheeks, and wherever else an available spot was 
to be found. 

"Oh," she cried, with a sob in her voice, "I 
never saw such people — you would share your 
last crust, wouldn't you?" 

Two days later the officials, with the com- 
pany's president, Wm. E. Stannard, met to place 
responsibility for the wreck. 


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The president, in his opening- speech, said 
that it was a grave situation they had to face; 
that the casualties on their road had increased 
within the last few months to an alarming ex- 
tent, and that while it was their wish and their 
intention to deal justly by the men in their em- 
ploy, they must not forget their chief concern 
was to insure the public safety. 

The men — such of them as had not been 
sent to their own bomes in boxes or to the com- 
pany's hospital on stretchers — gave in their tes- 
timony; the train dispatchers reported on the 
orders; the local agent added his word, then Mr. 
Kelvin, as the first on the scene after the wreck, 
arose. He told all that he had to tell, of the 
finding of the Denver's fireman and engineer, the 
latter with his dead hand on the throttle, his last 
conscious thought for the safety of his passen- 

He was through, but he still stood there. 
Something in the sight of those haggard, un- 
shaven, harassed faces of the train men opposite 
appealed to him in a way that was not to be re- 

He went on to say that he supposed it was a 
bad thing for a corporation that had so vital a 
connection with the lives of human kind to suffer 
the charge of carelessness concerning the public 
safety, but he thought it was quite as serious a 
thing to suffer the charge of carelessness con- 
cerning the men in its employ. 

Whether the road had earned it or not, it 
lay under the imputation of hardness in dealing 
with its men. He had heard it said the force 
was inadequate to handle the business, and 
while he knew nothing about that, something 
must surely be wrong when men were under the 
necessity ot working thirty-seven hours at a 
stretch with another run yet to be made that 
night, and in the teeth of a storm at that. 

It was a minute or more before the bomb 
broke, and then it was the manager who leaned 
across to ask if Mr. Kelvin's experience in rail- 
roading had been sufficient to justify his ac- 
ceptance of the office of manager, which he 
declared himself ready to vacate. 

A momentary flash of the minister's eye 
told the sarcasm had struck home, but his voice 
was quiet and controlled when he said, "My 
experience has been brief, Mr. Manager. It is 
limited to the work of three nights ago. Twice 
before, since living in this town, I have had a 
similar experience in railroading — if you please 
to call it so — and it is of a kind I hope never to 

repeat. I have told you all I have to tell, gen- 
tlemen, and perhaps more than you cared to 
hear. If you will allow me, I will now with- 
draw. I would like to say, however, that as you 
are likely to be detained here some hours, and 
there are no hotel accommodations, that we will 
do our best to make you comfortable, if you will 
accept the hospitality of our homes." 

'•Mr. Kelvin," came instantly from the presi- 
dent, "I claim for myself the privilege of being 
your guest." 

The eyes of the two men met, and the min- 
ister knew that, whatever the outcome was to 
be, one man's humanity had responded to his 

So the affair closed, and the minister went 
home to tell his wife that the president of the 
railroad was to share what would no doubt have 
proved the humblest meal he had ever eaten, but 
as it chanced, he was not there. The two men 
started ont for a cross-country drive, and by the 
time the minister's bronchos had given up trying 
to make the trip on their hind legs and were 
settling down to a steady run. they were at the 
Burnett headquarters, and a ranchman's invita- 
tion to "chuck-away" is not a thing to be lightly 

Jimmie wished that day might never end. 
To hear himself actually called "Jimmie" by a 
great railway magnate and to have it said that 
his pony was "a rattling good animal" were 
things to be cherished in memory. 

He rode half way to town at the side of the 
buckboard, and after he had parted from them, 
Mr. Stannard, glancing back a moment later, 
saw him sitting motionless astride of his mus- 
tang, looking after them, a lonely, regretful 
figure. Somehow, the sight smote him. 

"That's a fine boy of yours," he said; "isn't 
it rather a pity to bring him up in these parts? 
I take it you are not a Texas man, yourself." 

"No," said the minister, a shadow crossing 
his face, "I am from New Hampshire, and it is a 
pity my boy can't be brought up as I was. I feel 
it more every day, but when a man has only a 
fighting chance for his life, he has to take that 
chance wherever it is offered." 

It was within half a minute of train time 
when they drove into town, and Mr. Stannard 
had barely time to shake his host's hand and 
jump on the last car before the train pulled out. 
He shouted something back which Mr. Kelvin 
did not hear. 

Saturday night, as Jimmie was coming home 
in his customary lope, the station agent hailed 

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"There's a box in here for the parson," he 
shouted. "I intended to carry it over to-night, 
but maybe you would as soon take it yourself." 

Boxes of any sort were rare occurrences in 
the minister's family, and there was an air of 
mystery about this one that nothing: on the out- 
side tended to dispel. 

Mr. Kelvin severed the rope with two strokes 
of his knife and lifted the lid. Neatly folded on 
top lay his wife's old grey dress. 

He threw it hastily aside, and from beneath 
drew out a boy's complete suit, the fineness and 
cut of which were not to be matched outside a 
city. Next came a suit of clerical black, and 
then a lady's tailor-made suit of exquisite grey, 
silk-lined throughout, and enclosed in a separate 
box were gloves to match and a bonnet all of the 
soft and giistening grav, with a tiny cluster of 
violets caught by a clasp of steel at the side. 

At the very bottom of this wonderful treas- 
ure-trove lay a letter. 

Unsteadily, the minister opened it and read: 

"My Dear Kelvin: 

My heart is full as I commence this letter, 
which is to convey my thanks to you and that 
dear lady for the great kindness you showed a 
helpless girl thrown on your generosity. You 
did not know, sir, that there was a man in Fort 
Worth to whom she was dearer than any earthly 
possession, a man who would have gone mad — I 
verily believe — if any evil had happened to her. I 
can only say, from the bottom of my heart, I 
thank you. 

The words rose to my lips a hundred times 
the day I was permitted to spend with you, but I 
had promised Helena not to say one word until 
she joined me. She says she forgot to thank 
you — she was so overwhelmed in the presence of 
a generosity such as the world offers too few 

I hope you will accept these tokens of 
Helena's love and remembrance, and tell Jimmie 
for me — Oh, I feel sure that Jimmie and I are to 
become fast friends — that as he and I are both 
New Hampshire men, it would never do for us to 
miss "Old Home Week." I am due at Concord 
for a day, and I had planned to make the trip 
with a few friends, but Helena has set her heart 
on a party of five — yourself and Mrs. Kelvin, 
Jimmie and us two. 

If you will accept the hospitality of a man 
whose only home these years is his private car, 
you will help me lessen somewhat the obligation 
I can never in this world pay. 

Faithfully yours, 

Wm. E. Stannard." 
"A private car!" broke in Jimmie's young 

exultant voice, then the look on his mother's 
face awed him into silence. 

She had drawn close to the minister's side. 
Thev had known want and privation and poverty 
together, and from the same unfailing source 
had drawn the courage that had enabled them to 
bear the ills of life. 

She looked like she might be saying a prayer, 
though the words spoken through gathering 
tears were these — "We have entertained an angel 



In the "History of the American Revolution" 
by Trevelyan is this interesting sketch of the 
ancestor of a family noted in our American his- 
tory: "The father of John Adams was a labor- 
ing farmer, who wrought hard to live and who 
did much public work for nothing. His eminent 
son has put on record that 'he was an officer of 
militia, afterward a deacon of the church, and a 
selectman of the town. A man of strict piety 
and great integrity, much esteemed and beloved 
wherever he was known, which was not far, his 
sphere of life not being extensive. He left be- 
hind him property valued at £1,300 ($6,500), and 
he had made it a prime object to give the most 
promising of his children that college education 
which he himself missed.' In these last particu- 
lars, and in much else, he was just such another 
as the father of Thomas Carlyle, though there 
was a great difference in other respects. But 
this old selectman of the Braintree Town, hold- 
ing his head erect in every presence, became the 
progenitor of a long line of presidents and am- 

He left, as is stated, a very small fortune, as 
fortunes go; but he left to the republic the her- 
itage of trained manhood, which far outvalues 
any wealth that could be named. This stout- 
hearted, clear-headed old man could not see what 
his trained descendants might mean to the re- 
public, but the record of their services is writ 
large in our whole history. We honor them, 
their names being known and read of all men. 
We ought also to honor this ancestor whose 
sphere was narrow, but whose vision was true 
and large. The republic waits yet for trained 
men to perform its unfinished tasks. The 
church needs them as never before. So in these 
September days, when the colleges open their 
doors again, we commend the example of this 
wise man who "made it a prime object to give 
the most promising of his children that college 
education which he himself missed." 

"For a man to have died who might have 
been wise and was not, this," says Carlyle, "I 
call a tragedy." — Dr. McDowell. 


College Greetings. 


Published Monthly in the interest of Illinois 

Woman's College during the 

College Year. 

DELLA DIMM1TT, '86, Editor 


JESSIE BULLARD, musical editor 




Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to con- 
tribute articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 


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Printed in the office of Frank H. Thomas, Jacksonville, 111. 
No. 227% E. State St. Telephone Illinois 418. 

This year President Harker devised a plan 
by which all students journeying' toward the 
College were made known to one another. 

Long" before the opening of the school, rooms 
had been engaged by house students to the num- 
ber of one hundred and forty, and the first week 
in September a letter was addressed to each one 
of the one hundred and forty advising that 
Tuesday, Sept. 15th, was registration day. The 
letter also enclosed the College colors and a re- 
quest that each recipient of a letter should wear 
a knot of the blue and yellow and strike ac- 
quaintance on the train with any other girls who 
might be seen wearing the same. 

The result of it was that the old and the 
new students drifted quite naturally together, 
and from the different directions the trains 
brought them on in friendly, chatting groups 
instead of singly, as heretofore. 

It was a happy suggestion that lessened the 

chances for "heimweh," that disease which is 

^ almost sure to run its course with every new girl 

for the first week or two of the untried boarding 

school life. 

Then it brought the most of the students in 
on time, so that work practically began on the 
day the College formally opened, instead of drag- 
ging along for a week, as it usually does, wait- 
ing for the girls who put in a late appearance. 

The College was a hive of industry for those 
first few days with one hundred and forty house 

students to be located for the year. The in- 
itiated understood it better. They knew all 
about the "no pins in the wall" and all that, and 
wasted no time in reading and digesting the 
time-honored code, that engaged the thoughtful 
— if not prayerful — consideration of the untried 
in the way. 

"William" was the friend in need, and came 
in for many a hand-shake and blandishing 
smile, though let us hope it was not wholly be- 
cause of a desire to be served the earliest. But 
the "Penates" of some were disposed of with a 
celerity that showed the "old girl" knew how to 
make the most of her time, then she fell to visit- 
ing with equal dispatch in the full realization 
that her days for that, alone, were few also. 

For the faculty the grind was ceaseless. 
There had never before been such numbers pour- 
ing in at one and the same time. So many of 
them were new students and the records they 
brought were to be gone over before they could 
be classed. 

The fact was noteworthy that the great ma- 
jority of the new students were high school 
graduates, bringing the school's increase mainly 
in the upper classes — sophomore and junior. 
This has been something toward which the Col- 
lege has been working all these later years. It 
was looking toward this when the age limit for 
the admission of the house pupil was agreed 
upon. More permanent and effective work can 
be done in any college where the average age of 
the student body is at least eighteen. And so it 
was an indication of progress in this direction 
to find that the new students were almost en- 
tirely from high schools. 

The records brought are exceptionally good 
— as a whole, the best that have ever yet been 

There is no doubt but that there has been a 
steady, perceptible grading up in the quality of 
the student body, and that, too, is a source of 

It means much more than the increase in 
numbers over last year or any preceding year in 
the history of the College, though that, too, 
marks the lengthening of the institution's 

Taken all together the outlook was never so 
encouraging for the "most successful year yet" — 
a phrase which has done service for every one of 
the ten years of the present incumbent's presi- 

College Greetings. 


The Y. M. C. A.. according; to their custom, 
entertained the girls on Saturday evening, Sept. 
19th. It was a "children's party" in every sense 
of the word. At the appointed hour the girls, 
dressed in short dresses and aprons with their 
hair hanging- down their backs, and armed with 
scissors, went to the gymnasium, where they 
were received and welcomed by Bertha Todd and 
Ella Dehner. The gymnasium was gayly dec- 
orated with long strings of paper dolls and toys. 

A grand march was participated in, which 
showed off to advantage the girls' unique cos- 
tnmes. According to childish custom the even- 
ing was spent in cutting out paper dolls and 
playing games. Tired of their games they seat- 
ed themselves on the floor, and were given all 
day suckers and sticks of white chewing gum. 
Suddenly, at the ringing of the magic 9:15 bell, 
the room was deserted by the children, who re- 
tired to their little beds, tired but happy. 

There was a call meeting of the Athletic 
Association, held in the College chapel Friday 
afternoon, Sept. 18th. The president spoke to 
the new girls especially, telling them of the in- 
terest taken in all the games last year, and also 
of work planned for the coming year. The asso- 
ciation expects to be in better shape to do work 
this year than ever before, and feel confident 
that the new girls will enjoy a membership with 
them. Merta Work is treasurer of the associa- 
tion, and receives the membership fees. See her 
at once and become a member. 

The first basket ball game was played on the 
college campus Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4:15 The 
players were all old girls taken from the Harvard 
and Yale teams of last year. They are all good 
players, and the game was watched with much 
interest. Harvard won by a score of 1-0. 

The Meneley quartette favored the school on 
Thursday with a few selections just before 
lunch. Any variation from the regular routine 
of school duties is always very acceptable to 
students, but this was especially so, for it was 
of such an entertaining nature. Mr. Meneley, 
the manager, was the guest of his daughter 
Hazel at lunch. 

Mrs. Wilson and little daughter Josephine, 
of Leavenworth, Kan., spent two or three days 
this week with Nena Wilson. 

Myrtle Wood spent Sunday at her home near 

Many of our girls who are with Us for the 
first time have been most dreadfully afflicted 
with that serious malady, commonly known as 
homesickness; so much so that some of the fair 
damsels even declared they would "take their 
doll rags and go home," but we are glad to note 
that none of them carried out their direful 
threats. It was decided in the logic class that if 
those thus afflicted would not give way so much 
to the bias of feeling they would be much hap- 
pier and make the atmosphere generally more 

Mesdames Lackey, Miller and Coe, of Clay- 
ton, 111., spent Thursday at the College, guests 
of Greta Coe and Mildred Campbell. 

We were pleased to note in the conference 
notes that Mr. Musgrove, the father of Corinne 
Musgrove, who was a pupil here several years, 
has as his charge for the next year the Brooklyn 
M. E. church in this city. 

Owing to this same conference we have 
gained another pupil in the building, Edith 
Plowman, whose father is to serve in Petersburg 
this next year. 

Several of the girls are contemplating at- 
tending the State Fair at Springfield if the mail- 
girl will only bring them those all-important 
papers known as "permits." 

It is said that Miss Ludwig, the former 
Latin teacher, has charge of a girls' school in 
Los Angeles, Cal. We wish Miss Ludwig the 
very best success in her new work. 

It might be interesting to some to know 
where some of our former students are and what 
they are doing: 

Delia Stevens. '03, took a course at Normal 
this summer, and is teaching in the high school 
of her home town, Monticello. 

Maude Stevens is attending school at Valpa- 
raiso, Ind. 

Lulu Fairbanks is enrolled at the Ohio Wes- 
leyan, at Delaware, O. 

Grace Woodward has grown well and strong 
again under the influence of the Colorado air, 
and is attending school there. 

Alta Shipley entered the University of Illi- 
nois this year. 

Emma Simpson is keeping house in Cham- 
paign for her two brothers, who are attending 
the U. of I. 

Olive Phillippe, '02, spent the first two or 
three days of this term with her sister Edith 

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here in the building-. Miss Phillippe expects to 
spend a part of the winter in Boston the guest 
of Mrs. Lena Thompson Hersey. 

Amy Fackt, "03, is teaching- school at her 
home in Mascoutah, and Edna Read, '03, is doing 
likewise at her home in Piper City. 

Mabel Harry and Hazel Hilsabeck are at- 
tending- school at Glenwood. 

Bee Rupert is with her sister.'who is very 
ill, in Kansas City, Mo. 

Corinne Musgrove, '02 and '03, has charge of 
a class in piano and voice at Champaign. 

Martha Morgan is at home this year keeping 
house for her father in Otterliem, Ind. 

Some of the girls who were in the building 
last year are rooming in the city this year and 
vice versa. 

Minerva Thomas is attending Illinois Col- 
lege this year, rooming in the old Academy. 

We are glad to have Mabel Barlow, '03, 
come back this year to continue her study of 


The School of Elocution makes a good record 
in enrollment for this term. We are glad to note 
that so many young ladies are making a special 
study of this practical art. It is a necessary 
part of a woman's education in this progressive 
age that she possesses the power to express her 
thoughts in precise and beautiful terms, with 
fitting warmth and energy. She must have a 
development of both mind and body along those 
lines of culture whose products may be wrought 
into power and refinement of expression. This 
is a high aim, but it is the ambition of the school 
to reach it. 

Miss Cole, the director, spent several weeks 
in Boston the past summer, visiting the summer 
schools and noting methods of work. 

May Cleary, '99, returns to Boston Oct. 1st 
to complete her studies at the Emerson College 
of Oratory. 

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Elizabeth Shuff, 1900, was married Aug. 11th 
at Springfield to F. D. Taylor. Their home will 
be LaGrange, 111. 

Cards have been received announcing the 

marriage for Oct. 7th of Mary E. Woody, '01, of 
Homer, 111., to Edward W. Cass, of Danville, 

The marriage of Elizabeth Winterbottom, 
'98, to Dr. Howard T. Carriel, of Coalbasin, 
Colo., took place in Grace church Sept. 17th. 

June 25th, at Lake'Bluff, occurred' the mar- 
riage of Florence Tunison to Dr. William P. 
Duncan, of Birmingham, Ala. 

Members of the class of '88 will be pleased 
over the appointment of Mary E. Dickson to the 
directorship of the music departmentof the Uni- 
versity of Puget Sound. With her is associated 
her sister Isaline, who graduated in • voice with 
the class of '01. 

Mrs. Maude Laning Palmer, '88, now of 
West Point, N. Y. , is the mother of a little 
daughter, Mary Laning, born Sept. 20th. 

Laura Heimlich, '99, is teaching this winter 
in the Normal and Business College of Trenton, 

Mary Ruddick Thompson, -of last year's 
class, has gone to Washington, D. C, for a year's 
work at Fairmont Seminary. 

Addie T. Briscoe, '77, ofJPhiladelphia, >Pa., 
has entered the Salvation Army work in the 

Hedwig Wildi, '01, is abroad, accompanied 
by her mother. They are now with their kins- 
people in Switzerland, this being the first visit 
of Miss Wildi's mother to her childhood home 
since she left it shortly after her marriage. 

Kate Blackburn, '83, is at home enjoying a 
well-earned rest after five more years of service 
in the Loftcha Girls' School, Bulgaria, of which 
she is the efficient head. 

Mary Ferreira, '90, has also returned home 
from her work in the Hawaiian Islands, owing 
to ill health. She will teach this year in the city 

Last August, at a missionary meeting at 
Ebenezer church, four different missionary fields 
were represented by as many former College 
girls. Mamie Melton spoke on Japan, Mary 
Ferreira of the Hawaiian Islands, Kate Black- 
burn of Bulgaria, and Bertha Rush of the Phil- 

Mrs. Mary Callahan Mercer, '79, has the 
sympathy of the alumnae in the death of her 
mother, after a long illness, early in August. 

Aug. 29th death claimed Lillian Davis, of 

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the class of '97, after several years of suffering, 
which neither physician's aid nor travel was able 
to overcome. It was a glad release when the 
messenger came, and it found her ready, pa- 
tience having- wrought its perfect work with her. 
Her college president, Dr. Harker, assisted in 
the services, and her girl friends of her own class 
and the next bore the flowers that covered her 
last sleep. 

From a late Central Christian Advocate 
these two notices of interest to the earlier Col- 
lege women are clipped: 

Bennett. — Mrs. Mary P. Bennett, daughter 
of Rev. John McElfresh, was born Sept. 8th, 
1829, in Nicholas county, Ky., and died at the 
home of her brother, in Jacksonville, 111., July 
16th, 1903, aged 74 years. In 1871 she was united 
in marriage to Dr. M. L. Bennett, of Griggsville, 
111., who died six years later. After her hus- 
band's death she resided with her brother. Rev. 
G. R. S. McElfresh, until the time of her death. 
When she was 12 years of age she was converted 
and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. 
During her long life she was a faithful and 
earnest Christian. She was an active member of 
the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and 
also of the Women's Christian Temperance Un- 
ion, of which organization she was at one time 
president. Before her marriage she was a 
teacher for several years; at one time she was 
so employed in the Illinois Woman's College. A 
number of the last years of her life were spent 
in great suffering, which she bore with beautiful 
Christian resignation and fortitude. 

Finley. — Esther, daughter of the late Rev. 
Dr. James C. Finley, was born in Lebanon, 
111., on Nov. 3, 1844. In 1862 she graduated from 
the Jacksonville, 111., Academy (Presbyterian,) 
and at once was associated with her sister, Mrs. 
Keeny, in conducting a school for girls at Leba- 
non. Next she taught for some years in the 
Methodist Female College at Jacksonville. Upon 
the organization of the Southern Illinois Normal 
University she became a member of its faculty, 
where she remained for years, and did splendid 
work, both intellectually and morally, among 
the students. As the evening time of life drew 
on, and failing strength indicated the lessening 
of the tasks of the school room, her heart turned 
to the deaconess work of the church as a fitting 
field where to round out her life-work. To that 
work she devoted her means and her efforts, do- 
ing whatever came to hand while her strength 
permitted. She was a marvel of perseverance 

and cheerfulness in spite of the inroads of dis- 
ease, which betokened the end. The busy, will- 
ing hand penned cheerful letters to friends and 
items for publication in the deaconess paper up 
to within a day of her final illness. There were 
interesting, pathetic passages in the story of her 
life. For years, almost single-handed, she cared 
for invalid parents. Her kindred died around 
her until she was left quite alone. In the far 
west she was homesick for her Illinois friends, 
but clung to her work to the end. When the 
shadows of life's twilight began to fall about 
her she went to the home of a former pupil, now 
a missionary among the Indians at the Simnasho 
agency in Oregon, sixty miles from a railroad 
and twenty miles from any other white family, 
and there found the place where her tired feet 
found the end of the journey and her freed spirit 
took its home-going flight. She talked much 
and beautifully of the heavenly company as she 
reached the final triumph of a long, useful and 
beautful life. Her body was laid to rest in a 
little Methodist Episcopal church cemetery, six- 
teen miles from the Simnasho agency in Oregon, 
a home missionary conducting the burial ser- 
vices. She died June 8, 1903. 


Late last week little shield-shaped missives 
done in gold ink began to make their appearance 
among the new girls and the old Belles Lettres 
girls out in town. The simple announcement 
was, "Belles Lettres at home, September 23d, 
from two o'clock until five." The active mem- 
bers of the society received in the reception 
room, which had been prettily decorated in 
golden rod and potted plants with a festoon of 
golden shields across the mantel. The society 
hall was hung in yellow, and the electric lights 
shone softly through yellow crepe shades. Here 
orange sherbet was served, and the old members 
found it a pleasant place to linger, for the room 
contained many reminders of Belles Lettres' 

On one side of the hall are the book cases 
containing the library of five hundred volumes, 
which has been in process of collection longer 
than a generation. The most of the books are 
the gifts of friends and former members, in- 
scribed with the names of the donors. The char- 
ter members of the society last spring presented 


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the society with their photographs, neatly 
framed. The group contains the pictures of 
Mrs. Margaret Morrison Turley, Mrs. Minerva 
Dunlap Scott, Mrs. Alice McElroy Griffith, Mrs. 
Sophie Naylor Grubb and Mrs. Melinda Harrison 
Johnson, all belonging to the first class that ever 

It is needless to say that this gift holds an 
honored place in Belles Lettres hall, and that it 
received much attention from the old members 
the afternoon of the reception. 

The success attending their first function 
of the year reflects credit on the girls who are 
actively at work in the society to-day. 

The officers are: 

President — Louise Moore. 

Vice President — Mae Thompson. 

Secretary — Merta Work. 

Treasurer — Ella Ross. 

Corresponding Secretary — Olive Mathis. 

Critic — Golden Berryman. 

Chaplain— Bertha Todd. 

Librarian — Clara Swain. 

Sergeant-at-Arms — Carrie Luken. 


The first meeting of the sophomore class 
was held Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24th, in 
Miss McDowell's recitation room. 

The election of officers was held, and the 
following girls were elected to keep 1906 in evi- 
dence during the ensuing year: 

President — Clara Swain. 

Vice President — Lola Young. 

Secretary— Cuba Carter. 

Treasurer — Ella Dehner. 

Reporter — Edna Starkey. 

A number of new girls have joined our class. 
We heartily welcome them and feel sure that 
they will prove worthy and loyal members. 

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In former years we could not understand 
what could be the occasion of so many lengthy 
class meetings of the seniors. But at last it has 
come our turn to be summoned to senior class 
meeting. How important we felt as we hastened 
to Miss Cowgill's recitation room Friday after- 
noon! Realizing the importance and influence 

of a senior class, we determined to make the 
class of 1904 better than any class that had ever 
graduated from the Illinois Woman's College. 

We are proud of the rank and file of the 
senior class, so we were particularly anxious to 
have a happy choice of officers. 

We know those who are interested in the 
school and its workings will agree with us thas 
the following officers have been well chosen: 

President — Jessie Vandine. 

Vice President — Emma Bullard. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Anne White. 

Editors of the College Greetings: 

Literary Editors — Gertrude York, Mae Sey- 

Musical Editor — Jessie Bullard. 

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In order to secure the largest club pos- 
sible in the next thirty days we are making 
the following unprecedented offer. Every one 
sending or bringing to this store, one dollar 
for a year's membership before Nov. 1,1903, 
will be given a charter certificate and will 
be known as a charter member. At the ex- 
piration of these charter certificates they 
will be redeemable for any merchandise in 
the store to the value of one dollar, so that 
your club membership for a whole year 
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NO 2 



WHEN I was asked for an article for The 
Greetings, I felt myself in much the 
same predicament as a preacher I once 
knew who told his elders that he had the hardest 
time to select a text to preach from, and then 
when he had found one, it was just as hard to 
find something to say. Could the "dear girl 
graduates" but lift the cover of time and see the 
places in which their future lives are to be spent, 
I'm sure it would cause some astonishment, and 
they would be inclined to doubt the accuracy of 
the vision. I'm sure nothing was farther 
from my imagination than that I should be a res- 
ident of Kansas, and on a ranch, too. 

On the 3d of July, 1902, by the aid of steam 
and wind, we and our belongings were brought 
to our new home. Some may wonder at the use 
of the word, "wind." But if they had ever lived 
in Kansas they would understand. The old set- 
tlers say the wind doesn't blow "like it used to." 
But, as a rustic settee, and two good sized rock- 
ers are occupying very undignified positions on 
the front lawn, blown there from off the porch a 
few moments ago, we're inclined to think it blows 
some yet, and are glad we're not old settlers. 
The old story, too, "It never rains in Kansas," 
has been entirely refuted since our stay here, and 
while we are defending our adopted state from 
accusations, implied and otherwise, let me say 
that the Indians are not very numerous. In fact, 
I have seen only one and he ate at my table. He 
was a college graduate, and did not look at all 

Some 35 years ago, the buffalo were roaming 
over these prairies. We read of their bones 
which lie bleaching on the plains, but we have 
failed to find even one for a curio. The cowboys 
are here, but not the lawless gang we read of. 

We can assure you that should you visit Kansas, 
it will not be necessary to do as one Eastener 
did. He was sent here last winter to make sur- 
veys for a new railroad, and thinking his life 
would be in danger in the lawless west, he car- 
ried two revolvers and a couple of bowie knives. 

Some words have been added to our vocabu- 
lary since we left Illinois. "Shack," the sleep- 
ing quarters for the workmen: "corral," a lot or 
barnyard, and the expression, "riding fence," 
which means simply the daily inspection and re- 
pair of pasture fences, which requires miles of 
riding each day. Some of the big days on the 
ranch are when they "cut out" or separate, to 
send to market, one or two hundred cattle from 
1,500 or more. This is the time for the cowboys 
to show their skill. Branding day is another im- 
portant time. Some may wonder what there is 
of interest for the women on a ranch. Pony and 
broncho riding has its attractions for the girls. 
But as for older women like myself, I do not 
know how one could find more to pass away time, 
unless it would be as a Methodist preacher's wife. 
For Kansas servants are up-to-date and much tart 
is required to secure and retain a "cook lady." 
In an effort to secure the services of a member of 
the culinary profession, we met such inquiries as 
these: "How many hours must I work?" "How 
early do you have breakfast?" "How late are 
your suppers?" With humiliation we confess 
that we were unable to give satisfactory answers 
to these questions, and so failed to secure this 
very much up-to-date young woman. But then 
we have the satisfaction of knowing that the 
state of our adoption is keeping up with the east 
in advanced ideas. We also realized more than 
ever the importance of Domestic Science in the 
college course. 

Social and educational matters are not neg- 
lected here, and as we have Aid Societies, Musi- 
cals, Recitals, Clubs, and Federation of Clubs, all 
of which are conducted similarly to those "back 

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east." While we havn't the public library, the 
state provides travelling- libraries, consisting' of 
50 books in a neat case. These may be exchang- 
ed every three weeks and the club may select fic- 
tion, biography or history, as it prefers. A large 
percent of the young- people graduate from high 
schools, and go away to college. The country 
schools are provided with organs and libraries. 
I'm reminded of what a little girl, living in Eldo- 
rado, the county seat of this county, said: '-Papa 
says I may graduate from high school. then I may 
finish at the Methodist College at Winfield, and 
then he expects to send me to the Woman's Col- 
lege at Jacksonville, 111. 

I should like to say something- of the natural 
scenery, for an artist might find material here 
that would delight the eye and give inspiration 
to his work. But as my pen is neither artistic 
nor poetical, I will only say that there is nothing 
that sug-gests the plains or desert, and the sun- 
rises and cloud effects are extremely beautiful. 


Crandon Hall, Aug. 15, 1903. 


\\ /E reached here at midnight Saturdav 
\- V night. The next day was the corona- 
tion of the new pope, so we breakfast- 
ed at 7:30, went out and hailed a cab to take us 
over to St. Peter's. Admission tickets were sell- 
ings at one dollar apiece but we ran across an 
American who had an extra one which he gave 
us and he secured another for us. There were 
hundreds of people in the open square in front of 
the cathedral but I never saw a crowd so well 
taken care of. Many lines of Italian soldiers cut 
up the open space into squares so as to prevent 
too great a jam. The sun was fearfully hot, but 
we found a place in the shade from which we 
watched the crowd. Nurses of the Cross of 
Malta were busy carrying to an improvised hos- 
pital those in the press who fainted or were over- 
come by the heat, and all about were venders 
crying their wares — fruit, cakes, buns, lemonade, 
papers, pictures of the dead pope and of the new 
one. We stayed until nearly eleven o'clock and 
then came home. We learned that the church 
was full and the doors had been locked since 
seven, only being opened after that as the crowd 
became more compact on the inside or a few 
wished to leave. There were 60,000 people with- 

in the walls of that cathedral, all standing" ex- 
cept a few favored ones from six thirty in the 
morning- until nearly two o'clock in the after- 
noon. The heat was intense and one woman 
told me she could hear nothing but the music 
and could see nothing except as her nephew and 
another young- man would lift her up. 

I remarked at the house how strang-e it was 
that so many tickets were sold beyond the ca- 
pacity of the cathedral and the ladies here only 
smiled as if was nothing unusual. I also ex- 
pressed wonder at the venders just outside the 
doors and they said that at Leo's funeral not only 
the things named above were sold, but bets on 
the new pope. 

I said to the Methodist minister that in 
America we thought Leo XIII a very g-ood pope. 
He looked at me in astonishment and said: 
"Why, there could not be a good pope. The Ital- 
ians know too well the corruption in the priest- 
hood to have any respect for an official as a man." 

Mademoiselle de Nord, the French teacher 
here at^Crandon Hall, who is in charge during- 
the absence of the superintendent in Spain, 
some time afterward told the minister that she 
had been to an audience of tfie pope. He looked 
disgusted and said, "Well! don't come here again 
until you get fumig-ated." 

On Monday we visited the sculpture g-alle- 
ry in the Vatican and were especially inter- 
ested in the statue of the Laocoon and Apollo 
Belvidere. They tell of an American woman 
who lately visited this gallery and after intently 
examining- the Laocoon, exclaimed in a shrill 
voice, "Why! how did that poor man happen to 
g-et tangled up in the hose like that." 

Prom there we went to the Pantheon, the 
only ancient edifice in Rome in perfect preser- 
vation. There we found the tombs of Victor 
Emmanuel II and of Raphael all covered with 

Near by the church of St. John Lateran in a 
building made for the purpose are the marble 
steps from the palace of Pilate at Jerusalem 
which Christ is said to have ascended. These 
steps are now protected with wood and one is 
allowed to ascend them only on the knees and 
descend by ordinary steps at the side. I watch- 
ed penitents slowly going up and down. It is 
in connection with these steps the story is told 
of Luther, that when he came to Rome, he, too, 
began the ascent and as he neared the top this 
verse came to him, "The just shall live by faith" 

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revealing' to him the fact that faith and not pen- 
ance saved. That reminds me of a lady who 
was here at Crandon Hall a few weeks ago. As 
she was going: over to St. Peter"* she met on the 
street-car an American priest who was very 
courteous to her, offering; to conduct her through 
the cathedral. In the course of their conversa- 
tion he told her that the real reason of Luther's 
defection from the church was not generally 
known, that it came about through Luther 
siring the task of collecting the money for com- 
pleting St. Peter's and being" refused the privi- 
lege. She was very much amused at the naive 

The funeral of Menotti Garibaldi, the eldest 
son of the distinguished Garibaldi, occurred last 
week, and we went to see the funeral procession, 
takiug our position on the steps of Santa Maria 
Maggiore church. We waited for tivo hours, but 
were interested in watching the throngs of peo- 
ple, for the stores were all closed and the whole 
city had turned out to do him honor. Two Ital- 
ian boys stationed themselves in front iof us, 
staring at us and engaging in conversation "about 
us, no doubt thinking that as we were foreigners 
we could not understand. My hair seemed such 
a curiosity to them, for they are used to seeing' 
only black hair, and one of the lads remarked, 
"It is just like the Madonna's." 

At last the procession came along. The 
crowd was so great that the officers, heading' the 
procession, had to clear a way with clubs. All 
were on foot — just hundreds and hundreds of 
soldiers representing the different divisions of 
the army with their different uniforms and offi- 
cers in gay attire. The Bersaglieri, the fleetest 
and strongest, and having the heaviest drill, are 
the strength of the Italian army. 

Toward the last in the procession came the 
Garibaldeans, the men who had fought under 
the old General — old, white-haired men in bright 
scarlet caps and jackets, protected on either side 
by a line of police, for even yet the papal party 
hates them. The casket was entirely covered 
with flowers, and there were several carriages 
filled with floral emblems sent from all parts of 

In all the vast throng not a priest was in 

After the procession passed we went up to 
the Janiculum hill to see the magnificent eques- 
trian statue of Garibaldi that commands a view 
of the whole city. I was told the pope could not 

look out of the windows of his apartments with- 
out seeing the statue with its face turned toward 
the Vatican. From there we went to see the 
crypt of the Cupuchin church. There are four 
vaults containing sacred earth brought from 
Jerusalem, and as the Cupuchins died — their 
monastery is just back of the church — they were 
interred in this earth: the one who had been 
buried longest would be removed to make room 
for the latest corpse. About 4000 had been 
buried in this way, and as their bones were re- 
moved they were then used to adorn the wall in 
curious figures of stucco work, though now, for 
sanitary reasons, the government has put a stop 
to the practice. 

Friday, M'lle and I engaged a cabman. M'lle 
pointed out so many places of interest, among 
them "Hilda's Tower." We drove through the 
"Jews' Quarters" to see what the Roman slums 
are like, then along the old Appian way, past 
the tomb of the Scipios, and on to the Colum- 
barium, which once contained in the niches on 
the inside wall the funeral urns holding the 
ashes of the freedmen of one of Nero's wives. 
It was interesting to note the manner of burial 
before the Christian era, when bodies were 
burned instead of buried. 

Then we drove on to the catacombs of St. 
Calextus, where each was given a candle, and an 
English-speaking monk went ahead with his 
torch. We descended the steps and entered the 
place with its labyrinth of narrow passage-ways, 
the openings in the wall on either side, one 
above the other, for the dead bodies. Some were 
emptv. some still sealed up, and others con- 
tained exposed skeletons. Now and then we 
would come to a little altar, where the Christians 
held their services. There were many inscrip- 
tions and emblems of Christianity on the walls, 
and all about were graves of martyrs, distin- 
guished by shape from those who had died a 
natural death. 

The monk who conducted us through flirted 
with two English girls who were in the party, 
and before we came out he and M'lle got into a 

He was shaking the rosaries of the two 
English girls in a bottle containing the blood of 
the martyrs, and she asked him, in French, if he 
thought any virtue came out of the bottle. He 
said, "Yes," and she said. "You are an intelli- 
gent man, and I know you do not believe any 
such thing." He laughed, and she continued to 

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preach to him. As she left, he said, "Are we 
friends?" "Yes." she responded, and he said, 
"Then, I shall see you again." "Yes, you will 
see me again," she called back. 

She says she intends taking him some tracts. 

I told her she ought to forgive him his 
levity, for he needed a little relaxation. He is a 
Trappist. and all that one monk is allowed to 
say to another is, "Brother, we must die." 

We drove home past the Protestant ceme- 
tery and saw the graves of Keats and Shelley, 
then stopped at an ice cream saloon on one of 
the fashionable streets of Rome. We ate cakes 
and Roman cream out in front and watched the 
prettily gowned women driving by in their hand- 
some carriages. The Italian people interest me 
so. They strike such pretty attitudes in talking, 
but they are so excitable. I saw a little boy the 
other day walking behind two finely dressed 
women. He got too near and stepped on the 
dress of one, and she turned and slapped him. 
Then the other woman began to scold, and she, 
too, slapped him; finally he ran away, and she 
ran after him and tried to catch him. Failing to 
do so, she took her slipper off and threw it at 
him. They are very dramatic, reminding me 
always of actors. The young women and chil- 
dren are so pretty. 

I always go with M'lle to prayer-meeting, 
and the other evening, after the service, she 
shook hands with everybody in the church and 
asked them to join us in a walk to the Coliseum, 
for she knew that I had been wishing to see it 
by moonlight. 

It was a perfect night, and the ruins were so 
transformed and beautiful in the moonlight. It 
is a constant wonder to me that they are so well 
preserved after the passing of so many hundreds 
of years. 

I tried to imagine Nero in a royal box among 
the spectators and down in the arena the wild 
beasts devouring Christians for his amusement. 

Old Rome interests me most, though the 
city, as a whole, is a marvelous field for study 
and research. 

It would take a life-time to exhaust its op- 

Every Sunday afternoon a vesper service is 
held in Dr. Burt's parlor, to which all Americans 
are invited. Last Sunday there were 33 of us 
there. After the prayers and singing, tea and 
wafers were served, then it was time for the 

evening preaching service. The minister had 
posted large placards the evening before an- 
nouncing for his subject, "The Martyrs of the 
Reformation." Wasn't he brave to take such a 

I sat on the front seat of the amen corner, so 
I had a good view of the audience. The church 
was full; even in the centre aisle men were 
standing clear up to the very front. Just before 
the service opened, in marched 30 boys in uni- 
form. They belong to a club two young busi- 
ness men have organized and keep up at their 
own expense. Thev are poor boys belonging to 
Catholic families whom it is hoped to reach in 
this way. The standard bearer marched at the 
head, carrying a beautiful unfurled silk Italian 
flag presented to the boys by the girls of Cran- 
don Hall. 

They stood about the altar, and the pastor 
greeted them so cordially. 

In their confusion some of the lads forgot to 
remove their caps, and up came the janitor in 
hot haste to tap each lad on the shoulder and re- 
mind him of the omission. 

The pastor put the flag on the platform, 
three of the officers standing proudly by. The 
service began, and in came three white-haired 
Garibaldeans in their bright red waists and caps, 
which they, too, forgot to remove. Up sailed 
the janitor again to perform his duty. 

It was so funny that I had to smile. 

The congregational singing in the musical 
Italian was beautiful, every one joining in so 
heartily. Then the minister began. His poor 
little wife sat with head bowed, for he is so fear- 
less that his life has been threatened many 
times. I fairly trembled. At first the audience 
was silent, but as he proceeded, growing more 
fearless in his utterances, the hisses started, but 
were almost immediately drowned by the ringing 
applause of his sympathizers and the cries of 
"bene! bravo!" The minister was very politic 
and would follow up scorching condemnation 
of Catholicism with a tribute to the red-waisted 
Garibaldeans who fought so nobly for their 
country's freedom, and when he would anticipate 
hisses he would call out, "Viva 1' Italia!" and of 
course that would call forth applause. 

I could not get all the sermon, but I kept the 
run of it sufficiently well to grow as excited as I 
do in our inter-collegiate debates. 

I shook hands with the Garibaldeans, and 

College Greetings. 

M'lle told them I was from America, where we 
all admire Garibaldi. She told them I would 
like to take their pictures in their uniforms, and 
asked them over to the Hall next day. 

Here they came, very much pleased, early 
next morning", bringing' a fourth man with them, 
each carrying his uniform under his arm. 

They arrayed themselves at the Hall, wear- 
ing their badges, one having been an officer, and 
all were anxious for his sleeve decorations to 

I took them four times, and they insisted on 
being taken more, so I took two more, and Miss 
Swift took several, when they appeared satisfied. 

M'lle told them I should like each to write 
out his most interesting experience to use in an 
American newspaper, together with their pict- 
ures, and you should have seen their eyes fairlv 
start from their heads. They turned to one an- 
other in high glee, all exclaiming at once, "I'll 
tell about so and so!" 

I have just heard the pastor here, Mr. Tag- 
lealatela, has been down to Naples, where a 
revival in a country village near by is in progress. 

An Italian in the neighborhood went to 
America to hunt work, staid a year, was con- 
verted, and came back to see his family. He 
said to his wife, "I have brought a treasure 
from America which will bring us either peace or 
woe," and he handed her his Bible. She read it 
with him and was converted, and then they sent 
for the Naples minister to come and baptise 
them. He was ill and sent his son, a young- the- 
ological student here in Rome, and later Mr. 
T and his wife went down. 

The villagers en masse met them at the sta- 
tion, singing- hymns and conducting them through 
the town. There have been 300 conversions, and 
the meeting- still in progress. The Catholics be- 
came greatly aroused, and have sent a bishop 
down to "bless the town and drive the evil spirit 

I thought this quite remarkable to happen 
in Catholic Italy, coming from such a small mat- 
ter as a poor Italian emigrant accepting- the gos- 
pel over in America. 

The town has donated a lot for the church, 
but it was a lot that had to be graded, and the 
men and women, too, after their day's work was 
done, have worked on it until they now have it 

The village is a very poor one, and there is 

no money with which to build a church. 

How delightful it would be to have money to 
help them ! 

I wrote you of arranging- to exchange En- 
glish lessons with a Mrs. Beruata for Italian. 
We talk for an hour in English, then for an hour 
in Italian, always concluding- with the universal 
four-o'clock tea. 

There is a very fine Italian teacher here who 
for years has been teaching the language to for- 
eigners with marked success. 

I was very anxious to take some lessons in 
order to get her methods, so I arranged for three 
private lessons a week. 

I memorize lists of words. I have now about 
1000 words in my vocabulary, and I add 75 a day. 
Whenever I go out for a walk, I take my little 
book with me and run through all my words. 

I talk with the servants every day, prefer- 
ing to practice on them. 

I usually make a stagger at the Italian in 
the shops, but the other day in one I forgot and 
used the English. The shop-keeper motioned to 
a man, who came up, and with many smiles, 
said proudly, "I am a teacher of English a'nd 
will interpret for you." I told him what I want- 
ed, but he could not understand, so I wrote it, 
and he spelled through the sentence, still failing 
to comprehend. 

He. became so embarassed, realizing his 
reputation as a teacher was at stake, and by 
way of getting out of it, explained to the shop- 
keeper that I was not English, but American. I 
am told that I speak the Italian very correctly, 
though it is still slow work. The director of the 
"American School of the Classics," where I be- 
gin my work next week, tells me I need not 
worry, that the lectures in Italian will not be 
given until in the spring-, and the most of the 
library reference books are in the German. 

I may never again have such wonderful op- 
portunities for study, and I want to make the 
most of them. It has been so long since I had 
studied all the time, without any outside inter- 
ests, that I feared I might not be able to con- 
centrate my mind on my work, but I find it a 
never-ending delight to sit down in my room and 
work for four continuous hours without a single 

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I would have you so at peace with heaven, 
with the world and with yourself, that your tears 
should never flow save at the call of sympathy. — 
J. G. Holland. 


College greetings. 


Published Monthly in the interest of Illinois 

Woman's College during the 

College Year. 

DELLA DIMMITT. '86, Editor 




JESSIE BULLARD, musical editor 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to con- 
tribute articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 


Jacksonville. Ill 

Printed in the office of Frank H. Thomas. Jacksonville. 111. 
No. 227H E. State St. Telephone Illinois 418. 

The only woman member of the Utah legis- 
lature spoke at Hull House recently, and among' 
other thing's she said that women would accom- 
plish more if they talked less. 

At the moment she, herself, was openly — 
joyously — engaged in the frivolous practice, and 
her Hull House hearers could only wonder what 
great and remarkable things she might not per- 
form if she would only quench the energy she 
was even then putting- forth and turn it loose 
into the channel of useful labor. 

But do we talk too much? 

We do not all of us talk all of the time, for 
some are compelled to listen, and it would seem 
that we got in considerable time for accomplish- 
ing', because there are days — frequently seven in 
one week — when we grow exceeding-ly weary, 
and that cannot come from talking', because, as 
everybody knows, that rests and never wearies, 
as those know best who, like Tennyson's Brook, 
"flow on forever." 

In that respect it is akin to sewing; it 
soothes and quiets the nerves. Samuel Johnson 
approved of the needle for this very reason. He 
says somewhere, for Boswell heard him and 
wrote it down, that sewing" is a safe employment 
for female hands, the inference being that it 
keeps them out of mischief. 

The passage is dim, having been read a 
long' while ago, but the impression lingers that 
Samuel went on to compare the sewing to his 

own use of tea and other men's employment of 
tobacco, that all three were mild soporifics, tend- 
ing to sanity of mind. 

And it is even more so with the talking. We 
need not think when we talk, and few of us ever 
do, though the fact may not be so patent until 
one is forced to sit quiet and listen for a brief 
spell while another holds forth. And neither 
do we feel to any extent in the exercise of 
speech. The mere emitting of words carries off 
the pent up emotion that burns one out so soon 
if held within the bones. 

Our grandmothers talked more. They had 
more time and fewer devices for absorbing it. 
There were no clubs in those days, and their 
dresses were made plainer, so that all their 
nights and a large portion of their days could 
be — and doubtless were — devoted to the light 
toil of talking. If proof were needed, the very 
frequent recurrence of that phrase, "My grand- 
mother said thus and so," would be sufficient to 
prove the generation twice removed a most gar- 
rulous one, if it made even a fraction of the re- 
marks credited to it. It is claimed that they 
were far stronger physically than we are, and 
their superiority in other ways — in common 
sense, size, and good looks — is hinted at. It 
must have been due to the hygienic influence of 
their free and flowing speech. 

In view of all this, it would seem a most 
cruel thing, indeed, for a Utah legislator to seek 
to deprive us of this safety-valve of our over- 

Besides, what an agreeable pastime talking 
is! There is the hearing of things about other 
folks that makes us open our eyes and throw up 
our hands and say, "Did you ever?" 

There is no joy like unto that, though there 
is a quiet satisfaction in letting things out that 
weigh on us so until they are told with that 
never-failing preface — "You won't ever tell a 
living soul, will you?" 

Sometimes it is bottled up wrath that es- 
capes in the telling, and then again it is the 
light effervescence that reconciles us to the stren- 
uous conditions of labor and life. 

In a woman's college, for instance, like ours, 
a little talking would seem an absolute neces- 
sity, if not for purposes of diversion, then to 
lighten the labors of an already over-burdened 
corps of teachers. The corridor duties are cer- 
tainly simplified by a little judicious listening 
outside of the closed door. When sounds float 
through the transom of the energetic dialogue 
in half a dozen different keys, or even the sub- 
dued monologue of the girl who is holding the, 
floor, the inspector may pass on with fears | 
quieted — they are only talking — just talking. 
But if they did not talk. If they deliberately 
made up their minds that they would not talk, as 
this Utah legislator advises — think, Oh! think 
of all the things they might be accomplishing! 

College Greetings. 




Have you heard of the wonderful "spinster tea" 
That was brewed in such a magical way. 
That it loosened the tongues, that autumn day, 
Of many fair ladies who,— ah, but stay, 
I'll tell you the story without delay,— 
Tickling the college girls into fits, 
Startling the neighborhood out of its wits- 
Have you ever heard of that, I say?" 

Nineteen hundreu, the year, plus three; 

Roosevelt then was president, see? 

Loyal, hard-flghting American, he. 

That was the year when Leo at Rome, 

Died 'neath the shadow of St. Peter's dome; 

And General Miles was left forlorn. 

With many a "thank you," old age to adorn ; 

It was in the fall of that memorable year 

That the tea was brewed of which you'll hear. 

Now in giving of parties, I'll tell you what. 
There's always somewhere a weakest spot. 
In menu or guests, entertainment or tea. 
In Bridget or china, I'm sure you'll agree, 
There's always a something or somebody left. 
However discreet be the hostess, and deft. 
And that is the reason, beyond a doubt, 
That somebody's sure to go home in a pout. 

But one lady vowed, (as ladies do 

With an "I do declare," or an "I assure you") 

She would have one party to beat the town, 

And the country up and the country down, 

It should be so arranged as to work all around. 

"Now," said the lady, " 'tis perfectly plain 

That a very fine point, is the choice of each guest : 

If folks are harmonious, count yourself blest." 

So the lady wrote notes, most poetical lines. 

And sent them out gayly adorned with felines, 

'Twas the daintiest summons, but read and you'll 

"And now. my fair lady, if teacher you be, 
I bid you to come to my quaint 'spinster tea'. 
In costume old-maidish, I beg, you'll be dressed. 
And if you are kind you will heed this request: 
Bring a likeness of lover of days long agone, 
And tell us the reason he left you forlorn ; 
Tell all that was done and all that was said. 
And if he be married or if he be dead: 
And while one poor maiden tells us of her beau. 
Let all of the others sit silent and sew. 
For the very best tale a prize there will be, 
The day is next Monday, the hour is three, 
The house is not far off, on State street, the West, 
And Phoebe J. Kreider will welcome each guest, 
October the fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three, 
Let me know if you'll come and assist at the tea." 
Such were the notes sent, if you've followed me, 
And of all the wonders on land and on sea. 
None ever equalled that quaint "spinster's tea." 
We made ourselves ready, threw off all convention. 
And went as old maids minus every invention- 
Old bonnets, old petticoats, bodices queer. 
Reticules, work-bags, shoulder-shawls, dear; 
To name all the queer things would take a half- 
The dresses bobbed up at the oddest of places; 
The coiffures were very quaint, yet showing graces | 
All kinds of spinsters were there at the party— 
The sweet and serene ones, the witty and hearty. 

Now, most of the number had thought they must ride 
So packed themselves into a bus none too wide. 
Thus we came in our glory, came thus in our pride. 
Now, Phoebe J. Kreider, looking her best. 
Stood at the front door and welcomed each guest. 
And what did we do? Why, all round the room, 
We sewed on our patchwork, recollected our doom. 
And taking our turns, in long solemn lines. 
We told of our long-lost, beloved Valentines, 
And if they were married, or if they were dead; 
All the particulars:— just what was said: 
The tragic, the simple, the painful, the gay, 
All kinds of love-stories came out that day. 
Each maid showed her heart to her sisters dear. 
Told secrets no ear had before list to hear. 
Then we gave in our votes, and turned us at last 
To the cakes and fine ices, a cheering repast, 
But the hour had struck six on the court-house 

So home we came, a spinster lot, 
End of that wonderful spinster tea. 
Logic is logic, that's all I say. 



On Monday. Oct. 12, autumn clothed her- 
self in her brightest and loveliest dress, donned 
especially, no doubt, for the merry picnickers 
from the I. W. C. At 10:30 the street cars were 
crowded with a laughing- bevy of girls all bound 
for Dr. Pitner's beautiful lawn. When the des- 
tination was reached, the girls scattered in all 
directions. Some played games; some talked to- 
gether: some posed for snap-shots: others 
strolled about under the beautiful trees. No 
matter, though, how much fun was in progress, 
the sound of the dinner bell was very welcome, 
and the response to its summons vvas hearty. 
However, we were all glad to enjoy Miss Kreider's 
solo and to join heartily in "America," before we 
found seats on the pillows, rugs and carpets 
Mrs. Pitner had so thoughtfully provided. Then 
good things began appearing rapidly, and dis- 
appearing even more rapidly. Even when every 
one seemed completely satisfied, the end had not 
come; for Dr. Harker announced a marsh-mallow 
roast as the next delightful feature, and bon- 
fires were at once built of the autumn leaves 
plentifully covering the ground. What laugh- 
ing, planning and discussing ensued! 

But like all good things, picnics must end, 
and in this case the end was almost as pleasant 
as the day itself: for after giving cheer after 
cheer for Dr. and Mrs. Pitner, and thanks which 
could not express half of our appreciation of 
their kindness, we climbed on the cars for a trol- 
ley ride. And when finally we reached home, all 
were ready to testify to the pleasure of a day's 
outing with Dr. and' Mrs. Pitner. 


College Greetings. 

Y. W. C. A. 

Much enthusiasm is being shown in the 
work of the Y. W. C. A., with very gratifying 

The missionary committee have arranged 
for systematic giving, by which a girl is sup- 
ported and educated in Japan. 

The Bible Study classes are being arranged 
and hope to commence regular work soon, as will 
the Mission Study classes also. 

Several girls and at least one faculty mem- 
ber are planning to go to Galesburg to represent 
the school at the Y. W. C. A. convention. 

Work has been begun on the College pen- 
nants which will be sold at the Y. W. C. A. sale 
held the first of December. 

Prayer circles have been formed, and many 
girls meet regularly for the morning watch. 


It is a question whether it has been the 
splendid weather this fall for out-of-door sports, 
or whether it has been the eager spirit of the 
girls themselves, which has caused the enthusi- 
asm in athletics. 

Already, although permanent teams have 
not been chosen, there have been several exciting 
basket ball games. The new girls are taking 
especial interest in this game, and we look for 
many good players from among them. 

Tennis is just as popular as basket ball, and 
although there have been but two regular tourna- 
ments, not a few interesting contests have taken 
place between last year's players. 

The association will not be open for mem- 
bers after Nov. 1, this year, so that every one 
should pay her dues as soon as possible. Since 
the association is a student organization, the 
officers should be supported in the splendid work 
they are doing. By joining the association, we 
not only help to keep up the athletic spirit in the 
school, but receive great benefits and pleasures 



their destination, even after they were loaded 
upon large hay wagons. But surprise gave way 
to delight when the}' arrived at Dunlap Springs. 
The place was ideal for such an occasion. In 
the hollow near the springs, huge bonfires blazed, 
one of which was carefully guarded by the jun- 
iors. But when supper was announced, the 
secret, was out, for the fire had been used in 
making' delicious oyster soup. Other good things 
followed in succession, and at the close of the 
feast Alice Wadsworth, acting as toastmistress, 
introduced the first speaker, and the following 
toasts were responded to: 

Welcome to Our Guests - Anne Marshall 

Response for the Seniors - - - Anne White 
The College in General and the Juniors 

in Particular - - Leda Ellsberry 

Secrets Miss Cowgill 

After supper, all enjoyed a chestnut roast. 
This, with class yells, college songs and merry 
laughter, made a picture not soon to be forgot- 
ten. And when the time came to go home, a 
tired but happy crowd of girls testified to the 
entire success of the junior's ••secret." 


Foremost among the social events of the 
month was the senior-junior outing Saturday, 
Oct. 17. The seniors were kept in ignorance of 

Flora Lyon, 'OS, is studying designing at the 
Chicago Art Institute. 

Elizabeth Harker, '03, is pursuing her artistic 
studies in our own studio, doing some very good 
work in china decoration. 

Fay Dunlap, '03, also expects to continue her 
studies here for a while. 

Jessie Pahmenter. a student of the Fine Arts 
School last year, is studying at the Art Institute 
in Chicago this year. 

The class in art history has been organized, 
and has started its work. The enrollment shows 
a goodly number of new students interested in 

There has been a lively interest in out-door 
sketching. The aim of the department is not 
only to cultivate facility with brush and pencil, 
but also the faculty of seeing and appreciating 
the beauty in the things about us. We are ex- 
pecting good results. 

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The Jacobsohn Club, composed of violin stu- 
dents, has resumed with renewed energy and 

College Greetings. 


enthusiasm its regular work under the direction 
of Miss Long. 

The Glee Club has entered into its work 
with more energy than ever before. Most of the 
members have studied and are studying vocal. 
The tones are of good quality and are especially 
well balanced. At present, the club is working 
on sacred numbers, and with the twenty-two (22) 
enthusiastic members and their excellent leader, 
Phebe J. Kreider, you may hear from it in the 
near future. 

The first faculty recital of the College of 
Music was given Friday evening, Sept. 25, by 
Cora Pearl Higby, our new teacher in piano, 
assisted by Phebe Jefferson Kreider. Miss 
Higby proved herself an artist by her brilliant 
execution of the most difficult portions of her 
selections. Her program was one which delight- 
ed all present, and the Chopin and McDowell 
numbers were especially pleasing. As usual, we 
were delighted to hear Miss Kreider, and at this 
time her singing was enthusiastically received, 
her numbers being given with unusual expres- 
sion. The program was as follows: 

Valse, Op. 1 ... Sapelhiekoff 

Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 3 - - Schubert 

Aria of Micaela ("Carmen") - - - Bizet 

Impromptu, Op. 51 ) 

Valse, Op. 27 [ - - Chopin 

Polonaise, Op. 40, No. 2 \ 

a Three Roses Red - - - Norris 

b The Violet ------ Black 

c Cupid's Mistake - Broome 

Magic Fire Scene (Walkure) - Wagner-Brassin 

Polonaise, Op. 46, No. 12 - - MacDowell 

The second faculty recital of the school year 
was given by the College of Music in the chapel 
Thursday evening by Miss Bruner, soprano; 
Bernice Long, violinist, and Miss Higby, ac- 

The program was one of unusual excellence 
and artistically rendered, while the deep appre- 
ciation of the large audience was evidenced by 
their hearty applause. The program was as 

Jerusalem (from Gallia) ... Gounod 
Ballade et Polonaise - - - Vieuxtemps 

Bendemeer Stream - - - Scott Gatty 
In the Dark, in the Dew --- - Coombs 

To Welcome You Thomas 

Legende ... - . Wieniaski 

To Seville - - ... Dessaner 

Though You Forget .... Tipton 

Obertass Wieniaski 

Alia Stella Confidente - - - Robandi 
O Dry Those Tears (with violin 

obligato) - Del Riego 

This year we have added to our faculty of 
music Cora Pearl Higby, who is a graduate 
from both Fairfield Seminary and Utica Conser- 
vatory, New York, and recently graduated from 
Chicago Musical College, studying with Hans 
von Schiller, and upon graduating was awarded 
the Edwin A. Potter diamond medal for best 
general average scholarship during the year. 

The great increase in the number of students 
in the College of Music made it necessary to pur- 
chase a number of new pianos. 

The first private recital was given Oct. 15 in 
the College chapel. There will be a private re- 
cital every week in the College chapel, which all 
parents or near relatives of pupils may attend. 
There will be a public recital occasionally, to 
which we welcome all our friends. 

The Mendelssohn Club, which was organized 
last year, has again begun its work under the 
direction of Mr. Stead, who is also the president 
of the club, which meets every Tuesday evening 
in the College chapel. There are 70 members, 
and the club has taken up Haydn's great mas- 
terpiece, "The Creation," and a number of glees. 
Every member is enthusiastic, and will no doubt 
make this year's work a success. 



This year Phi Nu has started out with a 
membership of 60 active workers. 

Great interest is being taken, and it is to be 
hoped that the work of the society this year will 
be better than ever before. 

Miss Cleary, a former member of Phi Nu, 
recently presented the society with $10, for which 
Phi Nu is very grateful. 

Too much credit cannot be given the girls in 
their choice of officers who are to pilot the soci- 
ety through this, the first year of its second half 

The programs this year have been exceed- 
ingly interesting. The following program was 
rendered Oct. 13: 


College greetings. 

Phi Nu Song - - Society 

Piano Solo - - Hortense Stark 

Current Events - - Jennie Harker 

Impromptu — "Why Junior Class Meetings 
are so Necessary at Present" 

Leda Ellsberry 
Piano Solo - - - Greta Coe 

Debate — "Is it right for women of inde- 
pendent means to fill places in the business 
world which men could fill?" Affirmative- 
Leader, Susan Rebhan; responsible, Etna Sti- 
vers. Negative — Lola Young, Lucile Woodward. 
Piano Duet - Anne Marshall, Lucile Brown 



The Belles Lettres Society is in a very pros- 
perous condition. Many new students have 
joined this year, and both old and new members 
are quite enthusiastic and hope to make this the 
best year in the history of Belles Lettres. 

An interesting program has been given each 
week since school opened. 

The society would be glad to welcome former 
members or friends at any of the regular meet- 



The classes in Delsarte are now doing regu- 
lar work, and all walking, sitting, &c, we antici- 
pate, will be a la Delsarte. 

The advanced students have begun readiug 
Dickens' David Copperfield as a study in literary 
and dramatic interpretation. This study will be 
followed by an analysis of some plays of Shakes- 
peare, Lytton, Bulwer, Sheridan and Craly. 

Miss Cole, the director, read at the "Pour 
County" Teachers' convention, giving Thursday 
evening, "Bud Zinets," by Ruth McEnery Stuart, 
and Friday morning, a little study from the 
writings of Nixon Waterman, the poet. 

The night of the 27th she was very unex- 
pectedly called by telephone to fill the place of a 
lecturer announced at Hebron church, ten miles 
out of town. Miss Cole gave a most delightful 
impromptu program of an hour's length, and the 
audience assembled experienced no disappoint- 
ment whatever, though the character of their 
entertainment was quite different from what 
they were expecting. 

Ethel Dudley, '02, spent Sunday, Oct. 12, with 
Miss Porter. 

Mrs. F. M. Austin and little daughter, of 
Bloomington, visited Miss Austin recently. 

Dr. Harker gave an interesting talk in chap- 
el recently on the trouble between Japan and 

An addition has been made to the College in 
the person of Mrs. Anna Harker who is here in 
the capacity of nurse. 

Mrs. Maude Harker Metcalf,'98, of Kewanee, 
visited her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harker, several 
weeks in October, at the College. 

Dr. L. C. Pitner, of Evanston, an old friend 
of the College visited us at chapel time not long 
ago and gave us a hearty word of greeting. 

We are glad to see Miss Line out again. We 
are sorry to have had her a martyr to the cause 
of science, but are very glad that matters are 
no worse. 

The street car conductor on the State street 
car has lived in the town long enough to knovv 
what people should have transfers, as the "Spin- 
sters" can testify. 

Recent visitors at the College were Mrs. W. 
P. Engle, of Bloomington, Mr. and Mrs. Helm, 
of Murdoch, Mr. and Mrs. Ives, of Versailles, 
Miss Spitler, of Mattoon, Mr. Harrison, of Perry. 

Friends of Miss Lucia Clarke, member of the 
musical faculty a few years ago, will be interest- 
ed to learn of her marriage, Oct. 28, at her home 
in Peoria. Miss Clarke spent the summer travel- 
ling with friends in Europe, and after Dec. 1st 
she will be at home in Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Dr. and Mrs. Harker very pleasantly enter- 
tained the factulty Friday evening. Oct. 9th, in 
their parlors. The time was spent very delight- 
fully with music, conversation and dainty re- 
freshments. Mrs. Frank Austin and little daugh- 
ter, Marion, of Bloomington, were also guests of 
the evening. 

On the evening of Saturday October 10th, 
Dr. and Mrs. Pitner entertained about sixty 
friends in honor of Dr. and Mrs. L. C. Pitner, of 
Evanston. The house teachers of the College 
were among the guests who enjoyed the hours 
spent in the beautiful home where all are ever 
made so welcome. 





NO 3 



ABOUT this time five hundred years ago 
the morning star of English poetry 
^® arose in London. The Tabard Inn 
Libraries, now common in the larger towns and 
cities, call to mind by their title this early 
English poet whose writings show such compre- 
hensiveness of genius in blending" so many diverse 
and co-operating materials into an harmonious 
picture delightfully original and entertaining 

On one occasion a friend of Lamb said to 
him, after a vain attempt to read a black lettered 
copy of Chaucer — "I do not know what you find 
in these very old books, but I observe there is a 
deal of very indifferent spelling!" Still by the 
use of a glossary for a short time the reader soon 
comes to understand the quaintly spelled words 
and is surprised to find that the English of our 
first literary artist is almost the English of our 

It is pleasant to remember that Chaucer's 
contemporaries were so appreciative as to call 
him "The First Poet of Brittain" and "The 
Flower of Poets." The hand that penned the En- 
glish Illiad so quaintly beautiful was resting from 
its labors a hundred years before Columbus set 
out upon his adventurous voyage. That the ex- 
istence of the new world was known to the Greeks 
long before its shores appeared as if in answer 
to the sublime faith of Columbus does not abate 
our wonder that hundreds of years after Chau- 
cer's death in a land unknown to him a great 
nation should follow with absorbing' interest the 
chivalrous exploits of Palamon and Arcite. 
Greece had her story of Troy, the Germans their 
Nibelungenlied, the English their Canterbury 
Tales. The Homeric writings by some are sup- 
posed to be the combined thought of successive 

gifted minds. It has been determined that the 
Nibelungenlied was gathered from many times 
and sources and blended into one coherent whole, 
by a master mind, but while Chaucer's tales are 
somewhat indebted to Boccacio and the comic 
Fabliaux competent critics consider as best those 
which are entirely the poet's own. 

It is surprising that in the few hours of sol- 
itude snatched from a busy life anything so 
praiseworthy should have been composed. When 
the Canterbury tales were written the English 
language was still in its formative state to such 
an extent that even as early as the age of Eliza- 
beth to properly understand them a glossary was 
to some extent needed, yet in despite of such im- 
pediment the poems of Chaucer after the lapse 
of centuries still find delighted readers. 

Dante, Petrarch and Boccacio were contem- 
poraries of Gower, Plowman and Chaucer, but 
the work of the former was to polish and perfect 
the poetry of their country and to develop new 
styles of composition, while that of the English 
was to begin in a new language still undergoing 
transformation a new literature with no models 
to imitate or masters to guide. 

The plan of the Canterbur3' tales is admirable. 
The Pilgrims are English throughout. No his- 
tory gives so clear an idea of social life in Eng- 
land during the fourteenth century as is to be 
acquired from a close acquaintance with these 
travelers. Read the prologue to a child and he 
will have such a vivid impression of each person 
that he will come and talk to you of the young 
squire "with locks cruel as they were laide in 
presse" or of the "very parfit gentle knight who 
loved as Chivalrie, truth, honor, freedom and cur- 
tisie"if these personages were real beings, nor will 
he fail to attempt imitating Madame Egletine — 

"Who sang the service divine 
Entuned in her nose full sweetly." 

Or to have a laugh at the miller — 

College greetings. 

"Where beard as any fox was red, 
And thereto broad as though it were a spade." 

Upon his nose he had a wart 

"And thereon"stood a tuft of hairs. 
Red as the brittle of a sow's ears." 

This distinctness of portraiture is one of the 
characteristics of Chaucer and one which endears 
him to simple minded readers. His characters 
are limned by an artistic hand, each individualized 
with the utmost precision, yet serving- as a tjpe 
of a whole class. How many a gentle clerk the 
world has seen of whom it may be said as of the 
original one, "And gladly would he learn and 
gladly teach". How many a Priorese exists 
whose "French is not of Paris." Chaucer's good 
man of religion is still the model of the perfect 
priest because — 

"He taught, but first he followed it himselve." 

The Knights Tale deserves to be called the 
English Illiad for the story is of absorbing in- 
terest and the descriptions are magnificent. 
The trials of Constance and Griselda are pa- 
thetic and the moral of the latter story very forci- 
ble. But one has only to read of Canace and 
her power of understanding the conversation of 
the beasts and what the birds say in song to be 
entirely captivated with Chaucer and to unite 
with Milton in wishing — 

"To call up him who left half told 

The story of Cambuscan bold. 

Of Camball and of Algar Life 

And who had Canace to wife 

That own'd the virtuous ring and glass 

And of the wondrous horse of brass 

On which the Tartar king did ride." 

But after all, I am not most charmed with 
the knightly Palamon, the compassionate 
Canace, the faithful Constance, the patient 
Griselda, the wise Prudence, or the virtuous 
Virginia for, more than these delightful person- 
ages I love the poet himself. Dead these five 
hundred years, but living still to my imagina- 
tion as I think of his small figure clad in grey 
dress and hood with ink horn and rosary at his 
side, and catch a glimpse of his sensitive, yet 
half mischievous face over which flits an elfish 
shadow. Quaint, studious, thoughtful but not 
unobservant though the Tabard Inn host says of 
him — 

"Thou lookest as thou would catch a hare 
And her on the ground I see thee stare." 

Like Shakespeare, with all his sly humor he 
yet never despises his lowest character. He is 
a true lover of God's beautiful things, leaving 
his bed early, he tells us, to see the resurrection 

of the daisy. He says in describing that visit to 
his favorite flower — 

"Adown full softly I began to sink, 
And leaning on my elbow and my side. 
The long day I shope me to abide 
For nothing ells I shall not hie 
. But for to look upon the daisy 
The day's eye or else the eye of day 
The empress and the flower of flowers all." 

Poor they say he was in his old age. Not 
so. He was rich in the best treasures, learning 
and the appreciation of nature. Think of the 
great minds with whom he was so familiar — 
Solomon and all the prophets, Jesus the son of 
Sirack, Job and all the saints, Plato, Tullins, 
Cassiodorus, Caton, Pamphillion, Ovid, Seneca, 
and a host of others, showing himself well 
versed in ancient history and Grecian mythology 
as well as full of admiration for contemporary 
poets, taking a journey to see Petrarch and mak- 
ing honorable mention of Dante who was treated 
so disrespectfully by some of his acquaintances 
as to be laughed at as the man just returned 
from hell. 

How could he be poor to whom thoughts 
came fresher than May and brighter than his 
wandering daisy? 

No doubt after he was done with war and 
embassies, after he married the little maid of 
honor and made for himself a humble home in 
the garden of Westminster, that he spent many 
quietly happy days and nights listening to the 
song of the Nightingale which, he says, "calls 
forth the leaves new." Or in visiting the flowers: 

"To see how they will go to rest 

For fear of night, so hateth they the darkness." 

Perhaps it was when — 

"Fiery Phebus riseth up so bright. 

And all the orient laugheth at the sight." 

Or when — 

"Smaller fowles maken mellodie 
And sleepen all night with open ee." 

that he wrote those songs of his which, 
while doing, he declares, "nothing else that God 
had made had any interest for him. 

I but wish that before he was carried to be 
the first occupant of poets' corner in Westminster 
Abbey he could have foreseen what a crowd of 
royal kindred would one day lie at his feet all of 
them having drank of his "well of English unde- 

Orleans, Illinois. 

College Greetings. 



r I HE Alumna was reading- the September 
JL College Greetings. 

"Really, now," she said, half to her- 
self and half to the amiable Pater, "I like this." 

"Like what?" asked the amiable Pater who 
was reading- corn reports. 

"Why, this account of the Senior class meet- 
ing," she replied. "They are modest even though 
they do feel themselves to be the only Senior 
class that ever amounted to much. Of course, 
there have been 48 or more other Senior classes in 
old I. W. C. which feel the same, but I like these 
newest ones all the better because they remem- 
ber this: -Modesty is as beautiful in Seniors as in 
Sophomores.' " 

The amiable Pater straightened his glasses 
and turned over another page as he remarked: 

"Colleges now a days turn out lots of big feel- 
ing failures." 

"Yes, sir, they do," said the Alumna, pick- 
ing up the gauntlet, "but the trouble isn't in the 
College, but in the material sent to the college- 
iate mill. You might put corn there, but the bolt- 
ing' and refining processes known to flour mills, 
won't make it come out flour in the end; it's bound 
to be meal. There are a lot of people sent to 
school who study the dead languages, and the 
living- languages, but somehow miss the lan- 
guage of common sense. They ought to learn 
this if they miss everything- else. Now, little 
Frater, with his jockey cap, clean text books, takes 
great interest in that wonderful class of '07, and 
in all the charm and blossom of life in general. I 
like to see the boy so enthusiastic, but I am hap- 
pier to see that Frater is growing more manly 
than that he is stowing away rules of "x" and 
"y," or Latin verbs. We don't need any more ed- 
ucated fops and fashion plates out in the big- 
world, but we do need trained brothers with an 
educated common sense." 

"Yes, ma'am," said the Pater, but even the 
graduate who has common sense in many re- 
spects is inclined to hold himself a little aloof 
from us common people, 'the masses,' if you 

The alumna laughed. 

"Yes, I know they have that name," she 
said, "but it is hardly fair. When a girl comes 
from the old halls after four years' steeping in 
the doctrines taught there, she is without further 

ado dismissed to hang up her -sheepskin" and 
cut her wisdom teeth. For four vears she has 
been told that she must live a broader life than 
her sister, one of the four thousand nine hundred 
ninety-nine who had to stay at home. Our 
graduate has been told that she, of all persons, 
must try to live above the gossipy, meaningless 
chatter of the street and parlor. She earnestly 
does desire a broader outlook for herself and her 
home when she has one. But how shall she pre- 
serve this ideal of joy and cheerful helpfulness 
when all about her is dust and grime and the 
crush of human hearts? Where shall she step 
into the raging whirlpool? How shall she bear 
that pure ideal unscathed by the fierce world 
beat? And while she tries to get her bearings 
and learn a little about this new life, so different 
from all she has known before, somebody says: 
"Helen Jones is home from college — stuck up as 
anything. She isn't "stuck up." She is the 
lonesomest girl in the country, because she feels 
as if her interests and her fellow mortal's are 
miles and leagues apart." 

"The little doctor used to tell us not to light 
our candles only to cover them with a bushel. I 
try to think of that when I have to teach a Sun- 
day school class. If I should refuse, I'd be cov- 
ering up that light. But I am glad to help any- 
body — rich or poor, bond or free. There's a 
mighty pretty motto, "We study that we may 
serve." That is much nicer than "We study 
that we may show off." And showing off just 
covers up the candle and shuts us in with our- 
selves instead of helping us to forget ourselves. 
Pater, are you asleep?" 

"No-o — ma'am. Let's have something to 
eat and go hickory nutting afterward." 

"Verily," mused alumna, "the way to a 
man's heart doth lie through a dish of mashed 
potatoes, supplemented by tried chicken and 
gravy." And she was lost from sight in the 

Kinderhook, 111. 

Matilda Musch, ex-'03, of Virginia, was mar- 
ried to Charles H. Bantley, of Lebanon, Mo., 
Nov. 18. 

News has been received of the death in Bos- 
ton of the husband of Mrs. Lena Thompson 
Hersey, of typhoid fever. Mrs. Thompson was 
a pupil in music for a number of years, and was 
only married last June. 


College Greetings. 



"I say," and Polly came around the house 
and plumped down on the flat stone beside Jo, 
"where's Helen? What news did she have to 
tell you?" Her breath came in anxious little 

"Up stairs," said Jo, with severe brevity. "If 
she has any news, she hasn't told it yet." 

Polly fell to studying her shoes — such shabby 
shoes — with holes in both toes. 

She hoped Jo would not see the tears in her 

Jo did not. She was savagely poking the 
grass with a short crooked stick. 

"Pretty ladies," said a wheedling voice, and 
Jo and Polly both looked up in astonishment to 
see a little old woman with a bent back and 
withered face, out of which peered a pair of 
strange black eyes, coming across the yard. 
"Pretty ladies," she said, more coaxingly than 
before, "have you any old clothes " 

"Yes," interposed Jo, "they're on us now." 

" To give a poor gipsy?" finished the 


"And go without ourselves?" exclaimed Jo 
with such tremendous emphasis that Polly was 
forced to giggle. 

"Then something to eat," whined the gipsy, 
and Polly's tender heart was so melted that she 
got up with the intention of going to the kitchen 
for food. 

But Jo caught her dress, and without a word 
pulled her down beside her again. 

"Where do you come from?" asked Jo. 

"Bohemia," said the woman in easy English. 

"Talk a little Bohemian," wheedled Jo. 

"What will you give me?" said the gipsy, 
with a shrewd twinkle in her eve. 

"Just as much English," promptly replied Jo. 

The old gipsy pretended not to hear. 

"Did you say I might tell your fortunes? Let 
me tell your fortunes, pretty ladies," and she 
gave the dirty red shawl a flip around her tousled 
head and caught up Polly's pretty pink palm in 
her brown claw-like fingers. 

"No," said Polly positively, drawing away 
her haud. 

"You may tell mine," and Helen, who had 
come softly down the staircase, brushed past the 
girls and followed the old gipsy to a short dis- 
tance away. 

Jo and Polly saw with dismay a half dollar 

pass from Helen's hand to a fat wallet the old I 
hag drew from the folds of her dress. 

They could hear only an indistinct mumble, 
but Helen's face wore such an eager, piteous 
look that the tears shone on Polly's lashes again. 

"Well! what is it?" demanded Jo the instant I 
Helen returned, and the old gipsy disappeared I 
down the road. 

Helen hesitated. 

"Now, Helen," said Jo, beseechingly, "when 
we've always shared with one another. Polly 
and I wouldn't shut you out that way." 

"Well! she said I was to go to Europe in the 

"To Europe! When you arrive there, Miss 
Hallin, don't forget to run across to St. Peters- 
burg and hear me sing. 

The czar asked me to sing at his coronation, 
but — ahem! I had a wretched cold, you know," 
and Jo stalked into the house. 

She had not wholly given over mourning for 
that squandered half dollar when night came 
and the three girls were up stairs in the chamber 
they shared in common, but it was the sweet 
habit of these sisters to end each day at peace 
with one another. 

"I might as well tell you, first as last," be- 
gan Helen, "that I didn't get that school." 

There was a queer little tremble in her voice 
as she said it, that went straight to her sisters 

"I think Mr. Brown would have given it to 
me, but the other two directors said they must 
have a teacher who had experience. 

"And when they began to talk of experience, 
then I knew it was all up with me. How do 
folks ever get their experience, anyway? 

"I would just like to know, because it seems 
as if nobody is willing to give you a job unless 
you already have it. I declare, it's a queer prob- 

"Oh, you have to catch it as you can," said 
Polly; "experience is just like measles. Don't 
rush into it, but when it comes let it run its 
course, and be thankful when it's over. 

"Now, girls, don't let us waste any more time 
in worrying over Helen's school. 

"She did the best she could. There is a way 
for us to get along, if we can only find it. Of 
course we've got to do something." 

"It rather seems to me as if I had heard 
something like that before," drawled Jo. 

"It is a very good foundation for an argu- 

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ment, anyway," cheerfully assented Polly, "and 
the question is, 'what shall it be?' " 

"Hear! hear!'' mocked Jo. "Oh, what shall 
it be? 

Go on, Miss Hallin." 

"I'm going - , thank you," responded Polly; 
"now, Jo, don't sidetrack me again. 

"Why don't we open a boarding house, and 
advertise for summer boarders? 

"I have been studying these all afternoon," 
and she ran her finger along a list of advertise- 
ments in a city paper, detailing the attractions 
of resorts all the way from the Wisconsin lakes 
to the Gulf. 

"What will be the grand attraction — your 
chief bait — Miss Hallin?" queried sarcastic Jo — 
"the social advantages to be derived from our 
proximity to Dobbs' blacksmith shop, or the fiue 
music furnished for informal hops by our native 
mosquito band?" 

"Now, Jo, do be good,*' pleaded Polly, her 
cheeks flushed with earnestness. 

"We do have some attractions that are not 
to be despised. The house is cool and big." 

"Barn like," corrected Jo. 

"And where eould you find a lovelier yard, 
finer trees, or more beautiful country than right 

"Then there is the river, with the boats and 

"That's so," exclaimed Helen, with more in- 
terest than she had shown in anything for days. 

"We have exhausted all our resources, Jo. 

"There are no schools to be had, so far as I 
am concerned; there are no music pupils for you 
to lay violent hands on, and your voice with that ■ 
"superior quality" in it that Herr Volkenberg 
predicted would make your fortune, is of no more 
use to you in this land of Philistines than an 
extra head on your shoulders would be. 

"Let's give Polly a chance." 

"We never thought she had any particular 
genius, but maybe she has, and we'll hope it will 
be a genius for summer boarders." 

The matter ended for that night, for Tom 
and Margaret were to be consulted before any 
such plan could be decided upon, but from three 
white-robed girls, silently preparing for bed, 
three very short and simple, but very earnest 
prayers went up for direction in these days of 

Next day Helen broached the subject of the 
summer boarders to Margaret. 

The old servant had fears. 

"Who is to pay for all the stuff they'll eat?" 
said she, dismally. 

"Why, the boarders," cried Helen. 

Tom chuckled. He has been so long con- 
fined to the limited field of action that lay under 
Margaret's thumb that it always excited his ad- 
miration to see the girls oppose his old wife's 

They carried the day, chiefly because it was 
the only plan that offered to keep the family to- 
gether with enough to feed five hungry mouths. 

And thus it happened that a few days later 
tired and wilted city folks had an opportunity of 
reading about a place down on the river called 
"Hallinoaks," presided over by the three Misses 
Hallin, who desired a limited number of boarders 
for the season. 

Helen, who had a sentimental turn, devised 
the name because it had an aristocratic air, and 
Jo hit upon the "three Misses Hallin" as being 
so eminently respectable and suggestive of com- 
fortable spinsters, spectacles and Maltese cats. 

The first seeker after "communion with Na- 
ture in her visible forms" was a Greek professor 
with twins. He was a widower, and very absent- 
minded, which, together with the twins, was a 
sorry combination. He had an odd habit of 
waking from a reverie and saying, pensively, 
"Ah, well! I suppose it can't be helped," which 
was appropriate for almost any occasion of 
speech in the professor, considering his three- 
fold affliction. 

The professor was duly installed in the large 
front room overlooking the river, but later, he 
was moved. 

The young woman who wore bloomers and 
rode a wheel had brought her mother along. 

She told the professor her mother would be 
unable to climb the stairs. "She is very old," 
explained the bloomer girl. 

"Ah, well! I suppose it can't be helped.'' 
commiserated the professor, and forthwith moved 
up stairs. 

By the time the house was full, it was very 

The three Misses Hallin had drifted from 
one chamber to another, and had finally landed 
on the dining room floor. 

"There are just two moves more that we can 
make," said Jo, reflectively. 

"There's the cellar, then there's the coal- 

(Continued next issue.) 


uullege Greetings. 


Published Monthly in the interest of Illinois 

Woman's College during the 

College Year. 

DELLA DIMMITT, '86, Editor 


MAE SEYMORE, '04. ) 

JESSIE BULLARD, musical editor 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to con- 
tribute articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 

Jacksonville, III 

Printed in the office of Frank H. Thomas, Jacksonville, 111. 
No. 227M E. State St. Telephone Illinois 418. 


One of the most remarkable facts in the 
history of the Illinois Woman's College has been 
that for a period of over half a century, from its 
founding in 1847 to 1900, no friend of the College 
left it a dollar by bequest! 

During that half century the College had 
hundreds of friends. 

It had friends to build it in the years of its 
founding, 1847 to 1855. It had friends to rebuild 
it when partly destroyed by the fire of 1863. It 
had friends again to rebuild and equip it in its 
fiery trials of 1870 and 1873. Many of these 
friends sacrificed and denied themselves that it 
might be built and rebuilt. The College was 
dear to them, and they showed their love by gen- 
erous giving for its current upbuilding. 

But it is passing strange that none of all 
these friends ever remembered the College when 
they made their wills! 

The wonder is increased when we recall the 
fact that by the provisions of the charter there 
can never be a lien against the property of the 
College. When trustees can mortgage a College 
property, there is no assurance of permanence in 
the institution. The history of nearly all dead 
colleges can be writen in these chapters: 

Chapter 1, Debt. Chapter 2, A mortgage. 
Chapter 3, The mortgage has strangled the col- 

The Woman's College is subject to no such 
danger. Here is a College whose property is 
safe forever! What a splendid opportunity for 

benevolence! Money invested in such an institu 
tion will remain, forever, a perpetual memorial 
of the donor. 

But with the beginning of the second half 
century a change is taking place which promises 
a great future for the old College. Its friends 
are beginning' to remember it in making" their 

The first instance was when Mrs. Vickerman 
Breckon, a few years ago, asked Mr. Breckon to 
give the College fifty dollars as her dying be- 
quest. In 1902 Miss Hannah Dever, of Lacon, 
111., bequeathed to the College a valuable farm. 
In the same year, through Mrs. Fannie B. Hardt- 
ner and her daughter, Mrs. Ira B. Blackstock, 
the College received five thousand dollars from 
the estate of Dr. John Hardtner, of Springfield, 
111. In July, 1903, Mrs. Mary McElfresh Bennett 
left by will a bequest of two hundred dollars. 
And we have just been informed that Mrs. Alex. 
Piatt, a few days before her death, requested 
that one thousand dollars be given to the College 
as a token of her love for it. 

The College will ever greatly honor these 
women. They are pioneers in a great movement, 
which will result in the adequate enlargement, 
equipment and endowment of a great College for 
women here, and their names will be held by the 
College in everlasting remembrance. 

"Go, and do thou likewise." 

The president has assurance of several other 
wills recently written in which the College is re- 
membered. Why should there not be scores of 
such assurances? The College has hundreds of 
friends. A large number of these friends will 
dispose by will of estates varying from five 
thousand to more than one hundred thousand 
dollars. If they are interested in the College, 
how can their interest be better shown than by 
remembering it? In no case could surviving 
friends or children properly object to a memorial 
remembrance of this kind. In most instances 
they would rejoice in it. And surely such a me- 
morial, built into a great College for women that 
will be a blessing to hundreds from generation 
to generation, is better than any monument of 

I am not a prophet, not the son of a prophet, 
but I venture to make the following prediction: 

"If the friends of the Woman's College who 
die in the next fifteen years will write the College 
in their wills for even the most reasonable sums, 
the future of the College will be forever assured!" 

This is the Woman's College Gold Mine, re- 
cently discovered, out of which the College will 
soon be drawing large dividends, if the friends 
of the College will do their reasonable duty. 


College GRaaiiNGs, 



Dr. and Mrs. Harker recently visited their 
son Ralph, who is attending' Todd Seminary at 
Woodstock, 111. 

Mrs. Holnback, of Rockbridg-e, 111., visited 
her daughter Nellie Oct. 31. 

Emma Bullard and Nena Wilson attended 
the wedding of the former's cousin at Mechanics- 
burg Oct. 29. 

Miss Bruner went to Chicago Nov. 7 to hear 
the Melba and Nordica concerts. 

Lucile Leach, of Kmderhook, visited Jennie 
Harker and Geneva Lard Oct. 3l. 

Cards have been received announcing the 
marriage of Flossie Lander Howell, '01, and 
Louis Stebbins, of Mattoon, on Oct. 28. 

Dr. Harker attended a meeting of Methodist 
educators, held to commemorate the thirtieth 
anniversary of the connection of Dr. Fisk with 
Northwestern University, at Evanston, Oct. 27. 
There were present representatives of all the 
Methodist schools in the United States. 

Not long ago the seniors received their mor- 
tar boards, and to celebrate had a trolley party, 
with refreshments at Vickery's. The juniors 
had not even dreamed that the seniors might get 
caps, and were consequently surprised, when 
they started on their afternoon walk, to see the 
seniors in their new caps just getting on the 
cars. But the juniors soon recovered them- 
selves, and class spirit ran high for a few days. 

Miss Austin read a paper before the Mission- 
ary convention which was held at Ashland re- 

Nelle Taylor and Grace Engle spent Sunday, 
Nov. 7, at the governor's mansion with Alice 

Miss Cowgill gave an onion feast to the 
house teachers Nov. 5. 

We have had some very interesting chapel 
talks during the month. Mr. Nichols told us of 
his trip to Yellowstone Park. Dr. Harker gave 
us a most interesting account of the elections 
and the effect they would have on the presiden- 
tial nominations. Miss Austin read us the Spec- 
tator's opinion on Dowie in New York. 

The juniors challenged the seniors to a game 
of basket ball, which took place Nov, 11. The 
score was 3 to 1 in favor of the juniors. W. B. 

Coughlin. of the Y. M. C. A., acted as referee. 
The seniors served hot chocolate and wafers in 
the gym. to the juniors after the game. 

Misses Stewart and Cowgill visited Miss 
Williamson, in Chicago, Nov. 14. 

Clara Fox, 1900, was united in marriage to 
John G. Moore at the bride's home in Sinclair. 
They will be at home in New Berlin. 

Winnie Wackerle spent Sunday with Mrs. 
Leona Rawlings Scholfield, at Lynnville, re- 

Announcement has been made of the ap- 
proaching marriage of Feme Hilsabeck, '01, and 
Orlando Baxter, to take place Nov. 18; also of 
Edith Austin to Dr. Otis J. Baldwin, of Spring- 

Misses Long, Lynford, Lake and Olive Mathis 
visited friends in Chicago Nov. 14. 

Elizabeth Harker is visiting her sister, Mrs. 
Albert Metcalf, of Kevvanee. 

Helen Larimore, 1900, and Llovd Snerley, of 
this city, were married recently. 

Urla Rottger, '01, is meeting with great suc- 
cess in her work. She is now prima donna in 
the opera, "The Chinese Honeymoon." 

Born, to Mr. und Mrs. J. G. Dinwiddie, Nov. 
14, a son. Mrs. Lillian Campbell Dinwiddie was 
in school in 1900, also in 1901. 

Lela Wood, of Carrollton, spent Sunday, Nov. 
14, with her sister Paula. 

Edna Miller, of Waverly, visited her sister 
Nellie Nov. 14. 

The Y. W. C. A. meetings during the last 
month have been especially good. On Nov. 2 the 
delegates to the state convention gave their re- 
ports. The meeting was very inspiring to those 
of us who had not gone. Our representatives 
were Bertha Todd, Elma Dick, Anne White, 
Nelle Taylor, Hilda Hegener, Nellie Holnbach, 
Edith Weber and Miss Cole. 

The Week of Prayer of the World Y. W. C. A. 
was observed at the College. Beginning with 
Sunday, Nov. 7, prayer meetings were held every 
evening at 9 o'clock. On Wednesday evening the 
Y. W. C. A. had charge of the regular weekly 
prayer meeting. 

The Athletic Association gave a partv in the 
gymnasium Saturday evening, Nov. 7, in honor 
of the new members. The girls all came down 
in their gymnasium suits and. abandoned them- 


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selves to all sorts of fun and frolic. It is to be 
hoped this first successful attempt of the asso- 
ciation to entertain will not be the last. 

Miss Pegram, '64, is quite ill at Lincoln, 111. 
Her many friends hope for her speedy recovery. 
As student, teacher, lady principal and alumnae 
trustee, her life has been closely woven with the 
College history. 

There was a delightful reunion of several 
members of the class of '89 a few weeks ago at 
the beautiful home of Mrs. Hortense Bartholow 
Robeson, in Champaign. There were present, 
besides the hostess, Mrs. Lora Corbly Wylie, of 
Paxton; Mrs. Minerva Hewes Carson, of Carroll- 
ton; Mrs. Geo. Cattlett, of Fairmount, and oth- 
ers whose names we have not learned. Such 
reunions are fine promoters of college enthusi- 
asm, and there ought to be more of them. 



Some mysterious persons, on Hallowe'en night, 

In a part of the College to which they have right, 

Invite all spooks to convene for some fun, 

From 7:30 P. M. until they are done. 

Frolic and tricks will be the intention; 

Most of the first floor is the place for convention. 

Signed, The Witches. 

Such being the invitation read in chapel sev- 
eral days before Hallowe'en, vast discussion fol- 
lowed as to who '-The Witches" were. This 
question was answered when on Saturday the 
senior prep's were busily engaged decorating 
every nook and corner with apples, pumpkins, 
jack o' lanterns and other things symbolic of the 

At 7 in the evening, in the halls up stairs, 
were seen many ghostly figures moving to and 
fro, and on the ringing of the 7:30 bell they be- 
took themselves to the chapel, where all fell in 
line for the grand march. 

After this they played all tricks suggestive 
of Hallowe'en eve, and after becoming tired of 
such amusements, "The Witches" invited them 
to refreshments which consisted of apples, pop- 
corn balls and peanuts. The peanuts were in 
small souvenir sacks of the prep colors, and 
beautiful, decorated in all designs suggestive of 
the mysterious eve. 

The juniors were especially favored in hav- 
ing such a party given in their honor, and they, 
as well as every one else, had a very pleasant 

Phi Nu hall presents a very pleasing and 
attractive appearance since the beautiful new 
curtains have been added to its furnishings. 

If the fond hopes of the members are ful- 
filled. Phi Nu hall will, in the near future, be 
one of the most elegantly furnished society halls 
found in the state of Illinois. 

The members of the society are very earnest- 
ly at work preparing a play entitled "The 
Rivals," which is to be given in about three 
weeks. Phi Nu has some excellent talent among 
her members, and we feel sure that this play will 
be rendered in a very creditable manner. 

A program of unusual excellence has been 
prepared for Nov. 23. It is a "Thanksgiving" 
program, and all of the numbers center around 
that thought. 

The following interesting program was given 
Nov. 10: 

Phi Nu Song - - - Society 

Piano Solo - - - Nettie Ensley 

Amateur - - - Nelle Taylor 

Character Sketch - - Amelia Postel 

Impromptu, "Class Games" - Nena Wilson 

Vocal Solo - - - Myrtle Wood 

Debate — Resolved, That a literary education 
is more practical than a musical education. 
Affirmative— Lola Young, Ellen Ball. Nega- 
tive — Hortense Stark, Mabel Barlow. 


As has always been the case, the members of 
Belles Lettres Society are standing true to their 
motto, "Hie Vitae Activae Preparamus." Every 
week interesting and instructive programs are 
given, each one performing her duty with the 
cheerful and energetic spirit characteristic of 
Belles Lettres. The aim of the society this year 
is mental and social improvement, and it is evi- 
dent that success will attend its efforts. Several 
new girls have joined the society and seem much 
interested in its work and progress, One of the 
most interesting programs of the month was 
given Nov. 3, and was as follows: 

Devotional exercises. 
Belles Lettres Song - - Society 

Reading — Poe's Raven in an Ele- 
vator - - . Marie Arthur 
Instrumental Solo - - - Louise Gates 

College Greetings. 


Current News - - - Zora Sears 

Essay — Social Life in Rome - Lena Hopper 
Extemp. — Hallowe'en Festivities at 

I. W. C. - - lone Romans 

Reading 1 — The Legend Beautiful - Ella Ross 
Debate — Resolved, That foreign immigra- 
tion to the United States should be restricted. 
Affirmative — Leader, Louise Moore; responsible, 
Delia Blackburn. Negative— Edna Stout, Min- 
nie Huckeby. The merits and ability were unan- 
imously awarded to the affirmative, 
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Boarding school life, which every one praises, 
I'll now give to you in its various phases; 
But first, let me say that I'm not a good poet — 
I say this, of course, for fear you won't know it. 

But to turn to my subject, lest I should forget, 
And stay here so long that you wish we'd not met, 
I'll begin with the day when the girls first arrive 
And tell you just how they are all kept alive. 

When you first leave home a feeling comes o'er 
That I'll venture to say you've not had before; 
And when the tiresome trip is at end. 
You almost conclude that you've lost every friend. 

But there's some one to meet you and guide you, so 
With very strange thoughts to the College you go; 
The many strange figures and faces you see 
Just make you as homesick as you could well be. 

But in a few days, when your studies are planned, 
And to pictures and curtains you've taken a hand, 
You see what a difference there is from of yore, 
And how much more homelike it seems than before. 

At first it seems certain that you never will know 
Just what bell means what, or where you will go; 
You can't find the chapel, your room, or your hall; 
In fact, it just seems you know nothing at all. 

But you soon learn your own room and other 

rooms, too; 
Be they teacher's or student's, old girl's or new; 
You soon learn the gas bell, and can without 

Distinguish the soft rap when your light is not 


The suggestions and rules which are tacked on 

your door 
You soon have the privilege of hearing talked o'er 
Into morning walks, evening walks, star tables 

and teas; 
You're fully initiated, tho', by degrees. 

Your lessons are hard, but when they are o er, 
You feel more like playing than ever before; 
And when, as you call it, you start out on "bums," 
Oh, there's where the joy of boarding school 

And lest you should think that tnv picture is dark, 

I'll just light a candle to give it ;i spark; 

Put it under a table all covered o'er, 

While sundry small bundles are piled on the floor. 

Just let several figures all robed in dead white 
Creep softly and silently in through the night; 
Let laughter be hearty, but noiseless, at least, 
Por quiet's the watchword at each midnight feast. 

You see there are many and various ways 

That a boarding school girl gets experience that 

She developes in character, refinement and grace, 
Which she never could get in another place. 

And while studies are difficult, discouraging, too, 
We'll never regret the time spent when we're 

And the good times we have, the friends which 

we gain. 
All are fair recompense for our first homesick 


And while I've not told you the brightest and best 
Of our College life here, you'll soon know the rest; 
Join Y. W. C. A., and "Society," too; 
I'm sure you will never regret if you do. 

And if you're in doubt what your life here will be, 
Don't decide for the worst, but just wait and see, 
And I'll venture to say, when next year comes 

You're as glad to come back as any I've found. 


Helen Phelps is a new pupil in the musical 

The private recitals every week have proved 
to be successful and beneficial. There was an 
etude recital this third week in November, which 
was of great interest to all the pupils. 

Mr. Stead, Miss Long and a number of the 
students went to Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 14, to 
hear Madame Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, with 
the Thomas Orchestra. 


Probably the one that has given the most 
pleasure is the "cook-room" down in the base- 
ment belonging solely to the house pupils. It is 
a good sized, well lighted apartment, fitted with 
hot and cold water and stationary wash-tubs, so 
that whoever so desires may do her own laundry 

Lines are hung for the drying of clothes and 
tea towels; but the most fascinating feature is, 



College Greetings. 

of course, the long- table with its rows of gas 
burners arranged for cooking- purposes. 

Here of Saturday nights and Mondays the 
girls are free to gather with their fudge pans 
and corn poppers. 

A sewing machine up in the upper hall is 
another convenience all are free to use. It was 
purchased last year with the proceeds of a tax 
of twelve cents for every teacher and house pupil, 
and its services have been inconstant requisition 
ever since. 

The "sick room" was instituted last year, 
and "thereby hangs a tale." 

Old students will remember that a great 
many meals used to be carried up to rooms whose 
occupants were seized with sudden illness — real, 
unfeigned illness, it happened sometimes to be, 
too. There had never been any chaVge for this 
service, but as the numbers in the house grew, 
it became something of a burden, and it was de- 
cided that for the first invalid meal only, a charge 
of ten cents should be made. After that, the 
service was free, even after the patient was re- 
moved to the sick room. 

The source of revenue was not great, but a 
fund accumulated which grew somewhat by the 
tax imposed on "pins and tacks." It has always 
been against the rules to put them in the walls, 
but the tax is of recent years. The unwary new 
girls are almost invariably the ones who are 
caught — the old girl has learned by experience 
how impossible it is to deceive, aud her contribu- 
tion to the tax is small indeed. 

But the fund grew to twenty dollars last 
year, and it was expended in a rocker, an adjust- 
able invalid's table, and some dainty curtains for 
the sick room. The studio girls contributed all 
the pretty posters used in advertising plays, and 
nothing but the extreme quiet of the first floor 
makes the room seem like a "durance vile," to 
which girls used to be banished, sometimes in 
tears. A nurse occupies the room next, and 
every convenience is at hand, so that the invalid- 
ed girl receives all the care and attention she 
could receive even at home. 


Elizabeth Mathers' organ recital, which had 
to be postponed a week because of the new heat- 
ing apparatus not being in working order, was 
the event of Thursday evening, Nov. 20. 

The usual College audience was supplement- 

ed by numbers of towns-people who were anx- 
ious to hear the organist of Centenary church, 
the position Miss Mathers has acceptably filled 
since the new pipe organ was installed last 

Miss Mathers' selections were well chosen 
and rendered with fine skill. She was assisted 
by Anna Young, whose beautiful contralto voice 
it is always a joy to hear. 

The program was as follows: 

Grand Chorus ... - Th. Salome 
Prayer and Cradle Song - - Guilmant 

O Saviour, Hear Me! - - - - Gluck 

Prelude and Fugue .... Dubois 

In Paradisum .... - Dubois 

March Solennelle .... Lemaigre 
Grand Offertoire .... Batiste 

A new alumnae catalogue has been printed, 
which contains the corrected addresses of all our 
graduates so far as they could be ascertained. 

When the number of alumnae approaches 
the thousand mark, it becomes a difficult task to 
keep trace of them all. 

In the office at the College is kept a book 
labeled "Alumnae Records," and in it are kept 
the addresses and items of personal mention 
found in newspaper clippings or letters. It 
forms an interesting volume, and any old student 
who may chance to peruse its pages will have 
some positive assurance that her fortunes are 
followed by her Alma Mater with the keenest in- 

Still many names which the catalogue bears 
are lost so far as any definite information as to 
present whereabouts is concerned. 

The president suggests that through the 
Greetings columns we amend our alumnae cata- 
logue from month to month as changes are 
known to occur. 

A copy of the new catalogue will be sent to 
any one on application to President Harker. 

If any one knows of a change in any address, 
she is requested to communicate with the Greet- 
ings editor. 

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Nov. 2, Mrs. Susan Rapp Piatt, one of our 
honorary alumnae, died at her home here in town 
after a long illness. Mrs. Piatt lacked but three 
months of graduation, and throughout her life 
was the constant friend and generous giver of 
the old College she loved so well. She was a 
woman of many gifts and graces, and her life 
was one of helpfulness to many. Her last con- 
scious words were these: "Surely, goodness and 
mercy have followed me all the days of my life, 
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for- 





NO 4 



^Th E life and works of Anna Ella Carroll, 
JL to me, compose one of the most wonderful 
biographies in American history, written 
or unwritten. 

1st. Wonderful because of its development 
amid adverse surrounding's. 

2d. Wonderful because of successful achieve- 

3d. Wonderful because of the testimony of 
men in authority as to the value of her services 
to the Union in the dire crisis of our national 

4th. Wonderful in the brave and long con- 
tinued claim she made for national recognition. 

5th. Wonderful and shameful in the rejec- 
tion of such claims by the National Congress and 
the political party in power. 

6th. Wonderful in the absence of her name 
from American histories when the proof of her 
greatness is so indisputable. 

7th. Wonderful in the ignorance of her 
countrywomen as to the very existence of such 
a woman who lived such a great life, achieved 
such great works, and suffered wrongfully at 
the hands of her countrymen — only a few of her 
own sex rallying to her support. 

Anna Ella Carroll was the daughter of 
Thos. King Carroll, one of the governors of 
Maryland. She was of aristocratic lineage, hav- 
ing in her belongings, at death, eight coats of 
arms descending to her as eldest of her race 
from Irish, English and French branches of her 
ancestors. She was born and reared a Catholic; 
her family were slave owners and tories in revo- 
lutionary times. Anna Ella Carroll became a 
staunch Presbyterian — an abolitionist, liberating 

her own slaves; an intense American, and was 
called a strong-minded woman. 

She had a strong legal mind, and a grasp 
of constitutional law that was the equal of any 
judge of her day. Early in life she began to 
write on constitutional questions, helping her 
father prepare his state papers. When John C. 
Breckenridge made his celebrated speech in the 
United States senate, declaring his adherence to 
the doctrine of secession, and made his appeal 
to the border states to secede from the Union, 
she realized that Maryland's loyalty hung in the 
balance, and wrote a reply to the senator that 
matched him argument for argument. 

She had it printed in pamphlet form and dis- 
tributed at her own expense. 

Gov. Hicks and the Union committee working 
to carry the election against secession esteemed 
it so highly that they kept calling on her for 
more and more until she had given out 50,000. It 
was the most effective, and by many (including 
the governor) considered the argument that 
saved the State of Maryland to the Union. This 
brought her into such prominence that the war 
department of the general government engaged 
her to write on the different constitutional ques- 
tions that were coming up in the early sixties. 
In quick succession followed pamphlets on "The 
War Powers of the General Government," "The 
Constitutional Power of the President," "The 
Government's Relation to its Revolted Citizens," 
and other papers sustaining the administration 
in putting down the Rebellion, all of which were 
widely and liberally distributed. 

She did this with the full knowledge and ap- 
proval of President Lincoln, Secretary of War 
Stanton, Assistant Secretary of War Thomas A. 
Scott, and Benj. P. Wade, chairman of the com- 
mittee for the prosecution of the war. All of 
these assured her that she should be compensated 
for her services. With loyal devotion she put 
her own private fortune into this work. 


College Greetings. 

This, in brief, is the history of her literary- 
work for the government. 

A congressional committee estimated the ex- 
pense of this work at $5,000. 

But now comes the great work of her life. 

Those of you who remember the history of 
the Civil War know that the military maneuvers 
were divided into Eastern and Western divisions. 
Lincoln always reserved to himself the personal 
control of the campaign of the Mississippi. 
From the mouth of the Ohio to the Gulf of Mex- 
ico was a continuous line of fortifications. 

The hope of the Union forces was to send a 
fleet of gunboats down the Mississippi, and a 
fleet of men-of-war from the gulf up the river to 
open communication and divide the Confederacy. 

The gunboats were built at St. Louis and 
other points North. Their completion was long 
delayed. In the meantime, the rebels were con- 
tinually strengthening their fortifications, es- 
pecially those at Vicksburg, until experts con- 
sidered them impregnable. Lincoln became very 
despondent at the outlook. To those of you 
who believe in Divine guidance, I submit that at 
this point Lincoln and the war department were 
Divinely guided. 

Miss Carroll was sent on a secret mission to 
St. Louis and vicinity to see if anything better 
could be done than the campaign planned. She 
went at her own expense late in the year of '61. 
She made St. Louis her headquarters. Her first 
work was to investigate the strength of the for- 
tifications of the Confederates and the adapta- 
bleness of our gunboats for destroying these 
fortifications and keeping the river open. 

After consulting with pilots, civil engineers 
and military men, she decided that the plan was 
not feasible. She then began to look over the 
field and to study the topography of the South- 
west. She says the thought came to her like a 
flash: "The Tennessee river is the key to the 
situation. It came to me with the certainty of 
conviction that I had seen the way to the salva- 
tion of my country." 

She immediately went to work on this line. 
She found that the Tennessee was navigable for 
boats with the draft of our gunboats to Muscle 
Shoals, in Northern Alabama; that there were 
no fortifications on the river; that there were 
many Union people in that region; that the river 
was not troubled with ice in winter nor very high 
water in spring. She had to do all this investi- 
gation very quietly, so that no one would suspect 

her plans. But being a woman, and knowing 
how to keep her own counsel, no one suspected 
that she was on a secret mission for President 
Lincoln and the war department. 

In due time she made a map of the country 
and her plan of campaign. This was to change 
the plan from trying to force a way down the 
Mississippi, but send the fleet of gunboats up 
the Tennessee, and march the army of the West 
into that region; attack Vicksburg and Memphis 
from the rear; intersect the Charleston & Mem- 
phis R. R.; co-operate with Farragut's fleet at 
Mobile bay from the land side, and cut the Con- 
federacy into two parts. When her plans were 
laid before Lincoln and the war department, 
Secretary Scott says the ecstacy of Lincoln knew 
no bounds. In less than two months the army 
of the West was operating on that basis. 

Thus it was that the plan of Miss Carroll, 
carried out by the war department, opened the 
way into the very heart of the Confederacy. 

It made a highway for Grant and his vic- 
torious army to march to the capture of Vicks- 
burg from the rear. It was the starting point of 
Sherman's march to the sea. 

At least the fame of two generals rests upon 
this brilliant military conception of Miss Car- 
roll. And it was this movement that eventually 
cut off the supplies of Lee's army, that led to 
its capitulation and the fall of Richmond. 

The fatal mistake of Lincoln, Stanton, Scott, 
Wade and others was in advising secrecy as to 
the originator of the plan, Lincoln saying "that 
he wanted the generals and the army to think 
that all depended upon them; and as military 
men are jealous of their prerogatives, they 
would not take kindly to operating upon the 
plan of a civilian and that civilian a woman." 
And so, upon the counsel of the war department, 
she kept silent, and paid her own bills. 

Gov. Hicks of Maryland says: "No money 
can ever repay you for what you have done for 
this state and the country in this terrible crisis, 
but I trust and believe the time will come when 
all will know the debt they owe you." 

Secretary Stanton summed up Miss Carroll's 
services tersely and truly when he said of her: 
"Her course was the most remarkable in the 
war. She found herself, got no pay, and did the 
work that made others famous." 

Mr. Lincoln called it "extraordinary sagaci- 
ty and unselfish patriotism." 

Benj. F. Wade says: "It was a great work 


College Greetings. 

to get the matter started. You have no idea of 
it. We almost fought for it. If ever there was 
a righteous claim on earth you have one. I have 
often been sorry that, knowing all as I did, I had 
not publicly declared you as the author of the 

Reverdy Johnson says: "You were the first 
to suggest the campaign of the Tennessee. This 
I have never heard doubted; and the great events 
which followed it demonstrated the value of your 

Pour months after the adoption of Miss Car- 
roll's plans, on the 10th of April, '62, President 
Lincoln issued a proclamation thanking Almighty 
God for the "signal victories which have saved 
the country from foreign intervention and in- 

In Congress, Senator Colliding introduced a 
resolution of thanks to the author of the plan of 
the Tennessee campaign, but no one knew whom 
to thank; scores of names were mentioned, but 
no one claimed this most brilliant stratagem of 
warfare — Anna Ella Carroll held her peace. 
These testimonials might be continued indefi- 

When Congress assembled in the winter of 
1862, Miss Carroll preseuted her bill for literary 
services while in the employ of the war depart- 
ment. It was the modest sum of $6,250. When 
the bill was presented, she found that there was 
a credit of $1,250. She supposed that it was 
allowed from the secret service department of 
the war department, but afterwards learned that 
Thos. A. Scott, the assistant secretary of war, 
had paid it out of his own pocket. A secret 
agent of the government approached her with 
$750 and a receipt in full for her to sign. 

Reverdy Johnson assured her that the receipt 
would not bar her claim. She afterwards learned 
that the $750 was a gift that Thos. H. Scott had 
made to the secret service department, and his 
successor in office took it upon himself to pay it 
to Miss Carroll. Thus it was that of the $2,000 
— the whole amount that she ever received — that 
it all came from Thos. H. Scott, and not one 
cent from the government. 

She presented this claim from 1862 fo 1891. 

It was never allowed. 

On March 31st, 1870, Miss Carroll presented 
a memorial to Congress, asking for recognition 
and compensation for military services. She 
submitted maps and plans of the campaign of 
the Tennessee, stating that no military man had 

ever controverted her claim to having originated 
the campaign. 

The committees of house and senate re- 
ported favorably, leaving the amount of compen- 
sation blank, and then ignored it. 

It was at this time that Miss Carroll gave 
up. A reaction of discouragement followed. She 
was stricken down with paralysis. For three 
years she hovered between life and death. Then 
she rallied, but remained almost a helpless in- 
valid to the day of her death, in February, 1894. 

During the years of her invalidism, she was 
cared for by a sister, who secured a position in 
one of the departments through the influence of 
one of the ladies of the White House. I think it 
was either Mrs. Grant or Mrs. Hayes. 

During the confusion caused by the extreme 
illness of Miss Carroll, and the frequent movings 
necessary, a trunk of valuable papers was lost — 
among them a manuscript of the history of 
Maryland, which she had written at the request 
of former Gov. Hicks. 

She advertised extensively for this manu- 
script, and gave warning that if it were ever 
published that it would be claimed, as it bore 
internal evidence by which it could be identified. 

It was at this juncture, 1883 and '84, that the 
Woman's Suffrage Society took up her cause, 
and began to write accounts of her work in jour- 
nals, magazines and in books devoted to the 
cause of women. Women spent months in agi- 
tating the cause of Miss Carroll in Congress. 
They would get a promise of a hearing before 
the committee on military affairs, and then be 
sent to the committee on war claims; and then a 
pressure of business, or the absence of a quo- 
rum, would delay it from week to week and 
month to month, until finally a hearing was se- 
cured in 1890. 

As the case now stands, it seems that the 
court of claims recommended that the claim be 
allowed, and Congress took no action, and noth- 
ing more can be done until some one introduces 
a bill in Congress directing- the court of claims 
to take up the case and reconsider it. and bring 
it before Congress in the regular order. Where 
Is the one to do it? 

For thirty years she presented her claim for 
literary service to the government; and for twenty 
years she and her friends asked for recognition 
and compensation for military services. And 
never was she given one cent, and not even a vote 
of thanks. 



It was not that Congress did not want to 
give money to women, for it was, and is paying- 
out millions of dollars in pensions to women. 
Congress has voted' pensions of $5,000 a year to 
the widows, of Presidents Grant, Garfield and 

I believe that Cassius M. Clay gives the rea- 
son in a nutshell' when he says: "It appears 
that the splendid conception of this project 
called for the immediate reward of a grateful 
Congress as the representative of the whole peo- 
ple. But when it was found that it was neither 
Grant, nor Halleck, nor Buell, but a woman who 
showed more genius and patriotism than all the 
military-men, the resolution was suppressed, and 
the combined' efforts of many of the ablest men 
of the republican party could never resurrect it. 
Miss. Carroll merely states her case. There is 
no event in history better backed up with im- 
pregnable evidence." 

It was sex and military jealousy that rejected 
her claim. 

I have yet to read a history that gives Miss 
Carroll the credit of this work. It has taught 
me to doubt the accuracy of histories. All these 
facts I have rea.d', are found in the file of Con- 
gressional Records. Where do historians go for 
their facts but to public records? My whole 
knowledge of her has been gained by reading 
the Woman's Journal and these two volumes of 
her life written by Sarah Ellen Blackwell, who 
was appointed by the Equal Suffrage Association 
to do this work (all honor to these women), and 
was compiled from the Congressional Records 
and from files of papers preserved by Miss Car- 
roll. You must remember that every committee 
and court that reported on this case — and they 
were many, extending over the years mentioned — 
stamped it "Indisputably Proven." Why have 
historians failed to give to the world these facts? 

A censorship as stringent as Otis' at Manila 
could not have suppressed a great record more 

A sex censorship ground to extreme poverty 
this great woman, Anna Ella Carroll. 

For years I have made it a point to ask 
women with whom I associate — and I think they 
are of average intelligence — if they ever heard 
of Anna Ella Carroll? With few exceptions, 
and those connected with Equal Suffrage Socie- 
ties, they have answered, "Why, no. Who is 

Women who are quite familiar with the his- 

tory of the Rebellion; who know all about Dewey 
in Manila bay, Roosevelt at San Juan Hill, Hob- 
son at Santiago harbor, and even followed the 
fortunes of Prince Tuan, know nothing of the 
life of this great woman, who won the title 
among her compeers of being "The Silent Mem- 
ber of Lincoln's Cabinet." 

This, my sisters, is because you read the pa- 
pers provided for you by the men of your 
families — and these are sex papers. 

Anna Ella Carroll lived a great life, achieved 
great works, gave herself and her property roy- 
ally to the saving of the Union; died in her 79th 
year in a humble home in the city of Washington 
in the year 1894. Her remains lie buried in old 
Trinity churchyard, near Church Creek, Mary- 

She numbered among her friends many of 
the great men who made the republican party — 
Lincoln, Seward, Stanton, Wade, Wilson, Scott, 
Hicks and a host of others — and among the 
women. the leading spirits of the Equal Suffrage 

Had Lincoln lived, we believe it would have 
been otherwise. But she was spurned and re- 
jected by the baser sort, and ignored through 
sheer ignorance by her countrywomen. 

It was her misfortune to belong to an unen- 
franchised class — and to such, republics are 

Oh, my sisters, at this late day let us drop a 
tear, and put our sprig of evergreen on the grave 
of our great comrade — Anna Ella Carroll! 

Pittsfield, 111. 

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M. M. H. 

Against a sky of chilly gray 

Stand leafless trees; 
Distant fields, snow-covered, lay 

Like Wintry seas; 
Another world it seems to-day — 

What mysteries! 

Like an aged one with hoary head, 

It stands alone; 
Its fellows all in darkness sped, 

For youth has flown! 
Alone, alone, and well nigh dead — 

Then drear winds moan. 
Carlinville, 111. 

College Greetings. 



(Continued from last issue.) 

But I shall never complain," she added hero- 
ically, "so long as I have a roof — a coal-house 
roof — over me. It is so delightful to know what 
a dollar looks like once more that I am overjoyed 
to realize that my shoulder blades are at this 
moment wearing- themselves through the floor." 

"Do you make them pay up, Jo?" anxiously 
asked Polly, raising herself on one elbow and 
looking like a white ghost in the darkness. 

"Pay up?" echoed Jo; "I should say so; that 
is, all but that old lady, who never gets up until 
noon. Do you know, she takes out fifteen cents 
for every meal she misses — says she dines in her 
room — on fruit? Where do you suppose she gets 
her fruit, girls? If it's anything, it's manna — 
the old shrew. 

There had never been so much life and 
breeziness in the old house since Mrs. Hallin 
had followed her husband in two short months 
to the grave, and left the three girls to work out 
the difficult problem of how to live on the few 
acres that were left with the house after the 
mortgage had been foreclosed on the rest of the 

The bloomer girl discoursed of life in the 
city and seemed inclined to patronize the Misses 
Hallin until she went to the little country church — 
wheel, bloomers and all — prepared to be amused, 
and heard Jo sing out quite grandly, in a way 
that made the frivolous bloomer girl's heart 
thrill with an unwonted movement of worship. 

But, still, she was at heart an aristocrat, 
and spoke quite slightingly of Mr. Ordway, who 
had run down from the city, and was hard at 
work on some law case. 

"I never heard of Mr. Ordway before," said 
this bloomer girl; "he doesn't live on our boule- 
vard," in such a way that Jo was forced to speak 
up in defense of those unfortunate ones who are 
not born to boulevards. 

Going around the house, who should Jo see 
but Mr. Ordway, ensconced in a hammock. Jo 
doubted whether he were asleep, though his eyes 
were closed. 

The twins were an inexhaustible source of 
diversion, being but seven and of active and in- 
vestigating proclivities. Maybe at dinner, there 
would be a tremendous splash, and instantly 

every one knew one of the twins was overboard; 
the only possible question was as to whether it 
were Rufus or Ralph. 

It was always Polly who ran to the aid of 
the twins. 

The professor was very much absorbed in 
revising the text of a new Greek primer which 
was to supply a long felt want. 

After a mishap to the twins one day, he re- 
marked, with a touching faith, "There is no 
doubt in my mind concerning the Providential 
care over children." 

"I presume you are right, professor," replied 
Jo with commendable sobriety, "or Rufus 
and Ralph would never have attained to the age 
of seven, unscathed, but, just now, it seems my 
sister is exercising a care over them." 

"Is she, indeed?" exclaimed the professor, 
not having observed it before, but apparently 
pleased at being informed. 

A jolly laugh made them suddenly aware 
that Mr. Ordway had joined the group on the 
porch. He walked across to the farther end and 
sat down beside Jo. 

"And so Miss Polly takes care of the twins," 
he said, "and what do you do?" 

"I?" said naughty Jo; "why, I am a musician 
— a warbler — a night-in-gale. My sister Helen 
goes abroad this fall, and I go also — to star 
through the continent." 

Mr. Ordway looked amazed. Helen thought 
he had a notion that Jo was making sport of 
him, so she told the story of the fortune teller. 

She told it very simply, and, without intend- 
ing to do so, gave the lawyer a pretty accurate 
idea of the straits to which they were reduced. 

"I know you think it was silly," she said, 
"but Mr. Ordway, I was in despair just then, 
and I thought she might give me some hint of 
what was best to do." 

"Yes," said Mr. Ordway, gently, "I know 
what that feeling of desperation is when the 
way is blocked and the future is dark. But 
without entering into the reasons why it is best 
for us not to know the future, I am of the opin- 
ion that it is exceedingly dangerous to tamper 
with these people who claim to deal in mys- 

"I once knew a man who consulted one of 
these witches, wishing to find out something 
definite concerning a vast inheritance in England 
to which he was said to have a claim. On the 
strength of her prophecy, he gave up a position 



College Greetings. 


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Woman's College during the 

College Year. 

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JESSIE BULLARD, musical editor 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to con- 
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All communications should be addressed to 

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Printed in the office of Frank H. Thomas. Jacksonville, 111. 
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of honor, and spent his life in endeavoring' to 
establish that claim." 

"Did he get his inheritance?" asked Jo. 

"No, and he lived to become a vagabond, 
with no wits left on that or any other subject." 

"Papa had a claim of some sort," said Jo, 
rather irrelevantly, "to some property in Texas 
that was said to be valuable. 

"He used to say he intended to have it looked 
into, but he never did. I suppose he never had 
the money to do it. You know lawyers some- 
times take a great deal," and Jo's eyes twinkled 
up into Mr. Ordway's face. 

"All they can get," he responded; then he 
added soberly, "but they work hard for other 
folks. Where did you say this property was lo- 
cated. Miss Jo?" 

"I don't know," replied Jo, "but I'll get the 
papers" and on a sudden impulse she ran off, and 
presently came back with a bundle of formal 
looking documents, yellow with age, tied with a 
strand of faded ribbon. 

Mr. Ordway stowed them away in his pocket 
and said no more about them. After some mo- 
ments he broke in, a little absently, "It don't 
take so much money after all to go to Europe. I 
think, with some scrimping, even I could manage 
a short tour, though I am one of the poorest 
lawyers in St. Louis. That has no reference, I 
trust, to my legal ability. But, you know, I do 
not live on a boulevard," and a smile seemed to 
stray all over his face and radiate down his griz- 
zled beard. 

Jo bit her lip. Then he had heard. 

Helen said, "I never hope to manage it. 
There's only one way for me ever to go, even 
though the gipsy promised that I should go, and 
that would be as companion to some old lady." 

"Then I would never go!" exclaimed Jo, en- 
ergetically. "Think of having to put up with 
the old lady after her money had been spent on 
you, and she felt it, and wanted you to feel it, 

Mr. Ordway laughed. "Would you?" he 
asked Helen. 

"Europe would be — would be heavenly," 
sighed Helen. 

"If I should happen to find an old lady who 
wished a companion, I shall certainly recommend 
you, Miss Helen," and Mr. Ordway rose to go up 
stairs and pace the room until midnight over his 

In a few days Mr. Ordway left for home. 

He seemed to find it hard to tear himself 
away, and as he went the rounds and said good- 
bye, he remarked that if he could have afforded 
it, he would have stayed until the season was 

Polly begged the privilege of rowing him 
across the river, and midway of the stream she 
pulled up on the oars a bit to tell him she wished 
he would come back again; that it made no dif- 
ference whether he could pay or not. 

Mr. Ordway seemed much touched, and said 
he would surely accept the invitation if he ever 
found time to go away on a visit. 

One after another the rest of the summer 
boarders followed suit, and in a few weeks the 
last one had gone, like a belated swallow fitting 
at the first note of winter. 

It had been a hard summer for the girls. 

Their busy hands had been burned, and their 
feelings lacerated more times than it was well to 
remember, but for four months of life they had 
been of real efficiency, which was a distinct ad- 
vance for three girls who had yearned for socle- 
thing to do with all the strength of their youag 

The first evening that they had the old house 
to themselves again, there came a violent ring at 
the doer-bell. 

Helen hurried down to find a boy who thrust 
a mysterious yellow envelope into her hands. 

"It's a telegram! Somebody's dead!" and 
she waved it solemnly at the girls. Both of 
them were invisible, but she knew they must be 
listening; somewhere on the upper landing;. 

College Greetings. 


"Open it!" called down Jo, making for the 
lower hall. 

"I can't," said Helen faintly, and she looked 
on apprehensively while Jo tore open the envelope 
and read: 

"Miss Helen Hallin: 

You and sisters come to city 15th. 
Will meet you 11 a. m., Union Depot. Answer. 

John R. Ordway." 

"Girls!" cried Helen, "what does this mean?" 

"Answer," read Jo over again. 

"I think," hesitated Polly— • 'I think— he has 
found an old lady." 

"An old lady?" echoed Helen, doubtfully. 

"Yes! an old lady," exclaimed Jo, with de- 

She scribbled something- on the back of the 
envslope and handed it to the boy. 

"Here! how much?" she called sternly to the 
messenger, shooting out of the door 

"It's paid fur," floated back out of the night. 

"Girls," said Jo in a thrilling whisper, "I 
said we'd go." 

(To be continued.) 
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All who have ever had a part in the beauti- 
ful home life of the College agree that the day of 
all days to be cherished in memory is the last 
Thursday in November. This Thanksgiving of 
1903 was no exception to the rule. 

The Y. W. C. A., for a number of years, has 
taken charge of the housework under Mrs. Ly- 
man's supervision, that the maids may have some 
part in the day's release from toil. But at an 
early hour cf the rooming it looked as if the 
good intentions of the girls were not to be car- 
ried out. 

It was all on account of those reprehensible 
juniors, who had risen at two o'clock in the 
morning Eind tied the door-knob of the room of 
the two girls whose duty it was to ring the ris- 
ing bell. But they had reckoned without their 
hosts.for one girl, being small, found a way of es- 
cape through the transom, and presently the two 
were heard in their triumphal progress through 
the corridors,one ringing the bell while the other 
beat a brilliant tattoo on a large tin pail. 

The ceremony of dressing was over in short 
order, then each sedate senior waited on the 
table which she is wont to grace, while the mis- 
chievous juniors saw to it that the other girls at 
the table gave the waiters enough to do. 

After breakfast, bevies of laughing girls 
with brooms, dust pans, dusters and large 
kitchen aprons were seen in every corridor, while 
others cleared the tables and pared the vegeta- 
bles for dinner. 

But by 1.0:30. the house was in order, and 
each maid, in her Sunday frock, was ready for 
church. The College girls attended services at 
the Christian church, and a fine showing we 
made, the line reaching from the front door of 
the College clear to the church. 

After church, there was time to dress for 
dinner and to get the appetites in good condi- 
tion. There did not need to be a third bell when 
dinner was announced at a quarter befort 2. 

The dining room was beautiful in its decora- 
tions of white and gold, the colors of the junior 
preps. From the center of the ceiling hung a 
large '09 pennant, and from it strands of the 
colors were'drawn to each corner cf the room. 

Down the center and almost the entire length 
of the dining room was the guest table, at which 
sat the visiting friends and the faculty. 

Iu the center of the table was a large cut 
glass candelabra glittering with lights under 
yellow shades. Towards the ends of the table 
were very large boquets of chrysanthemums. At 
each place were the place-cards, and a small yel- 
low paper chrysanthemum, in the center of which 
was a tiny candle. 

After all had assembled, the following beau- 
tiful grac? was sung: 

"Be present at cur table, Lord; 
Be here and everywhere adored; 
These creatures bless and grant that we 
May feast in Paradise with Thee." 

Then followed the bounteous dinner: 

Clear Soup. 

Oyster Fatties. 

Olives. Pickles. 

Roast Turkey. 

Potato Chips. French Peas. 

Celery. Cranberry Jelly. 


Nut Salad. Cheese Wafers. 

Ice Cream. 

Cakes. Macaroons. Kisses. 

Nuts. Fruit. Dates. 





While the nuts were being- eaten and the 
marshtnallows toasted, Dr. Harker introduced 
the toastmaster, Dr. T. J. Pitner. The follow- 
ing sentiment was proposed to him: 

"Let me be Privileged by my Message, 
To be a Speaker free." 

With the true gift of a toastmaster, he made 
response, then in a few fitting words introduced 
the speakers. 

S. W. Nichols spoke very fittingly from the 
sentiment, "May the Links that bind our Friend- 
ship never be Broken." 

Dr. Pitner then called on Miss McDowell, 
who responded to this sentiment, "The fairest 
Work of the Greatest Author; the Edition is large, 
and no Man should be Without a Copy." 

Her response was beautiful, and so much of 
it was interwoven with what is now history in 
the College life that at the girls' request it will 
be printed in full in the January Greetings. 

Hortense Stark next responded to the senti- 
ment — 

"Here's to Those who'd Love us if we cared; 

Here's to Those we'd Love if we dared — the 

She handled her pleasing subject in a way 
that evoked much laughter and showed that she 
was not unfamiliar wth the "x in the algebraic 
equation — the unknown quantity which most of 
the girls are hopefully, confidently factoring 

Dr. O'Neal spoke very happily from the 
theme, "The Glories of the Possible are Ours." 

Dr. Harker then made a few closing remarks, 
inviting the company to the entertainment in the 
evening; the guests filed out, the dining room 
was deserted, and the College Thanksgiving of 
1903 had become a memory. 

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There was an air of mystery about the little 
notice at the bottom of our place-cards, "Enter- 
tainment in College chapel at 7:30." But the 
mystery was solved at the first glimpse of the 
large sheet suspended from the ceiling over the 
platform. The lights were turned out, and we 
were taken on a little trip through Mammoth 
Cave, with Mr. Nichols for our guide, who de- 
scribed very vividly every place shown, telling 
the traditions about many of the places. 

We always enjoy Mr. Nichols' talks, because 
his fund of information is so interlarded with 
jokes and witty sayings. 

After exploring the under world, we were ■ 
taken on a trip to the moon. The moving pic- 
tures were very good and afforded much merri- 

Coming back to earth, we found ourselves 
still in the College chapel, only now the lights 
were turned on, and the faculty were passing 
apples, wafers and popcorn balls. As dinner 
was not over until 5 o'clock that afternoon, for 
some unaccountable reason we did not have much 
of an appetite. 

At 10:30, we bade Dr. and Mrs. Harker good 
night, and went to our rooms to dream about 
Thanksgiving dinners, turkeys and the inhab- 
itants of the moon, who exploded on coming in 
contact with us. 


The pupils of the primary and intermediate 
departments, under the skillful direction of 
Misses Porter and Dawson, gave a very delight- 
ful entertainment in Miss Cole's recitation room 
on Wednesday evening, Nov. 25th. The program 
was well rendered, and was enjoyed by members 
of the faculty and friends and parents of the lit- 
tle folks. 

The work of these departments has been un- 
usually good this year, and great interest is 
being taken in domestic science, which is a new 

1. Song - - Thanksgiving Time 

2. Scripture Reading. 

3. Thanksgiving Acrostic. 

4. Governor's Proclamation. 

5. Original Story - "Thanksgiving" 

6. Wand Drill. 

7. For Thanksgiving Bye Bye - Flora Melton 

8. Thanksgiving Day - Ethel Ewert 

9. Tommy Bob's Thanksgiving - Louis Harker 

10. Preparations for Thanksgiving-Ruth Harker 

11. Thanksgiving Long Ago - Four Girls 

12. Pantomime — Scenes from the Life of the 

Pilgrims; Going to Church; Peace; Mar- 

13. The Chopper's Child - Flora Runyan 

14. Mother Goose's Thanksgiving. 

15. Instrumental Music - Florence Taylor 

College Greetings. 







Story of the Pilgrims - Lola Runyan 

An Annual Occurrence - Helen Campbell 
When the Frost is on the 

Pumpkin - - Millicent Rowe 

Instrumental Duet, Louise Gates, Geraldine 

Scarf Drill. 

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The first senior recital was given Thursday 
afternoon at 4 o'clock in the College chapel by 
Hortense Stark, assisted by Nina Hale. The 
program wa» very well rendered, showing much 
distinct musical ability. Miss Hale sang in a 
very pleasing manner. The program was as 


Sonata, Op. 13 

Adagio Cantabile, Rondo. 
Fugue in D major ... - 
Why? Op. 12. Soaring, Op. 12 - 
Valse, Op. 70, No. 1 - - - 
a A Rose Fable .... 

b Carmena 

Waldesrauschen, Concert Etude 


- Bach 







The annual term concert was given Friday 
evening in Centenary church before a large and 
appreciative audience. The program was well 
selected and a very pleasing one throughout, 
showing the results of our competent musical 
faculty. The program was as follows: 


Piano — Finale from Concerto G 

minor . . . Mendelssohn 

Jessie Bullard. 
(Orchestral parts on the organ.) 
Voice — Waltz Song, Coquette . . Stern 

Helen Shuff. 
Organ — Rondo Caprice . . Dudley Buck- 
Mabel Barlow. 
Piano — Erotik, Bridal Procession . Grieg 

Ethel Hatch. 
Voice — Romance from Mignon . Thomas 

Mary Huntley. 

Violin — Fantaisie Pastoral . . Singlee 

Beulah Hodgson. 

Piano — Witches' Dance . 

Edith Massey. 
Voice — Song of Thanksgiving 
Cuba Carter. 

Organ — March Religieusej! . Z • 
Olive Brady. 


Piano — Barcarolle F minor 
Rhapsodie No. 11 

Mabel Wilson. 
Voice — Hindoo Song 

Grace Engle. 
Violin — Bolero .... 

Madrigale .... 
Anna White. 
Piano — Les Sylvains, Op. 50 

Emma Bullard. 

Voice — Cavatina, Ernani. Ernani in- 
volani .... 
Ella Dehner. 
Piano— Ballade, Op. 38 

Flora Balcke. 
Organ — Capriccio, Fugue in C 

Carrie Morrison. 
Elizabeth's Prayer — Tannhauser 
Corinne Musgrove. 










. Verdi 




There will be three faculty recitals early in 
the coming term — an organ recital by Mr. Stead, 
a recital of German Leder by Miss Kreider, and 
a piano recital by Mrs. Kolp. 

Miss Eola Pease and Dora Burnett, ex- 
1900-'01 of Waverly, spent Sunday, Dec. 13, with 
Miss Burnett. 

The junior and senior English classes have 
presented the library with a fine set of Dickens. 

Echoes from Logic — 

Teacher — "Why is hail round?" 

Bright Pupil — "The corners wear off as it 
falls down." 

Edith Plowman, Golden Berryman and Nel- 
lie Holnback spent Sunday with Clara Swain at 
her home at Sinclair. 

Announcement has been made of the mar- 
riage of Edna McFillen, '01, to Alfred Dunlap, 
on Dec. 16th, at the home of the bride's parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. James McFillen, at Literberry. 


College Greetings. 

Friends of Mrs. Serilda Seymour Rawlings, 
83, will regret to learn of her serious illness, 
necessitating her removal to Passavant Hos- 

Heard in the English class room — 
Pupil — "And the next is what follows." 
Another — "One of Milton's minor poems was 
Samson Antagonistes." 
Out of school hours — 

Teacher, reading--"Just get a crush on a 
teacher and one or two seniors " Senior (al- 
ready on teacher's cap) — "What does it mean to 
'get a crush?' " (Teacher collapses.) 

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Y. W. C. A. 

The regular meetings of the Association 
this month have been very interesting and help- 

The Thanksgiving Y. W. C. A. feast on Nov. 
29th deserves especial mention. A very at- 
tractive poster in the form of a menu card added 
to the interest of the meeting, as did also the 
special music. 

A very interesting Christmas program is 
being prepared for the last meeting before the 

The Association has been benefited this 
month, not only spiritually, but financially. For 
some time the members had been very busy mak- 
ing pennants, and in other ways preparing for 
the sale on Dec. 5th; and it is to this earnestness 
that the success of the sale is due. Besides the 
pennants. College pins and calendars were sold, 
and the Association realized $35. 


The Phi Nus gave their annual play on Mon- 
day evening-, Dec. 7th. The Society had chosen 
Richard B. Sheridan's famous play, "The Rivals," 
and the large audience present were not disap- 
pointed in the interpretation which the amateur 
players gave it. 

The scene of the play is laid in Bath, En- 
gland, about the year 1775. It deals with a 
charming- young girl, Lydia Languish, who is 
the beauty of the day, and her numerous suitors, 
who are rivals for her hand. Etna Stivers, as 
Sir Anthony Absolute, and Ethel Wylder, as 
Captain Jack Absolute, were splendid in their 

parts. Paula Wood, in the part of Sir Lucius 
O'Trigger, did some good acting-, and her Irish 
brogue was almost perfect. The part of Bob 
Ackers, which called for some good acting, was 
well taken by Elma Dick. Nena Wilson, as Mrs. 
Malaprop, kept the house laug-hing- all the even- 
ing with her grammatical errors and ridiculous 
speeches. Ann White took the part of Lydia 
Languish, and did it most charmingly. One 
could hardly blame the young men for falling in 
love with her. 

The minor parts were all good, and alto- 
gether the play was one of the best which has 
been given by the Society. 


Sir Anthony Absolute Etna Stivers 

Captain Jack Absolute . . Ethel Wylder 

Faulkland . . Myrtle Wood 

Bob Ackers . . . Elma Dick 

Sir Lucius O'Trigger . . Paula Wood 
Fag .... Jane Johnston 

David . . . Susan Rebhan 

Mrs. Malaprop . . . Nena Wilson 

Lydia Languish . . . Ann White 

Lucy .... Lola Young 



The Belles Lettres Society held a home-made 
candy sale in their hall on Monday, Nov. 30, 
realizing quite a sum from the efforts of the 
present members and many of the past members 
who have not outlived the spirit of love for their 

The literary spirit of the Society has not 
died out, but equally interesting and instructive 
programs are given every week. Friends and 
past members are cordially invited to visit the 
meetings at any time. 

One of the most interesting programs of the 
month, given Dec. 8th, was as follows: 
Belles Lettres Song .... Society 
Piano Solo .... Edith Plowman 

Current News .... Mae Paschal 

Essay — "The Panama Canal" . Delia Blackburn 
Impromptu — "Winter Sports" . Amy Ives 

Original Story— "A Night Visitor" . Mae Seymour 

Debate— Resolved, That college-bred men 
are, as a class, superior in mental attainments 

and culture to self-educated men. Affirmative 

Leader, Mae Thompson; responsible, Marie Ar- 
thur. Negative— Lena Hopper, Golden Berry- 
man. The merits and ability were awarded to 
the affirmative. 





NO 5 


(Miss McDowell's Response to Thanksgiving 

"The fairest work of the Greatest Author. 
The edition is large, and no man should be with- 
out a copy." 

Let me ask you, girls, to accept the first 
part of our quotation as thoroughly trustworthy, 
congratulating yourselves that you are, and that 
you are as you are — passing fair; and let me ask 
you to regard the last words as having been 
heartily endorsed by our President and by our 
honored guests. 

Should any one ever try to persuade you that 
"no man should be without a copy" — well, I can- 
not advise you there, and I shall not try; for 
to-day I am not here to give you counsel, but to 
tell you something about yourselves as you really 
are, or really seem to be. 

You all know that in every well ordered 
library each book is carefully kept in its own 
place on a certain shelf. Did it ever occur to 
you that this house is a library and that you are 
the volumes, jealously guarded by librarians and 
assistant librarians, whose business it is to see 
that no one of you is lost or misplaced, especially 
after the 9:17 bell has rung? So important is 
this that instances are on record in which the 
faithful corps have groped about in dark, dark 
rooms in search of some missing treasure, un- 
willing to wait till it might be revealed by the 
morning light. You are precious documents, 
and there is not one of you with whom we can 
afford to part. 

Not long ago I heard a story, one with which 
you may be familiar, but I am going to tell it 
now, for it will show the importance of keeping 
books carefully in their exact places. The 
ground was all covered with snow. A young 
man had telephoned to the chief custodian of a 

library, and had received permission to take a 
certain volume from the building for two hours. 
He came in a sleigh with sleigh bells; he was 
ushered into a reception room, where tie waited 
minute after minute and tried to feel calm and 
composed. But time passed, and he saw no 
book. At last, the message was brought; what 
he had asked for was not on its shelf, nor was it 
in any other spot where it seemed possible that 
it could be. A search had been instituted on all 
the floors, but there was no trace of the missing 
volume. And the young man drove away, sad 
and dejected, for he really wanted the book; that 
is, for the two hours. 

Later on, when it was too late, that book, 
with another one, was discovered in a recitation 
room that at this hour was usually deserted. 
And all this happened one afternoon between 
1:30 and 4. It is a sad story, but you must give 
it credence, for it is painfully true. 

Sometimes we are in danger of being robbed 
when there is no disordered arrangement. Once 
only last year some evilly disposed youths 
planned to steal a volume. Accordingly, when 
all was dark and still, they approached the 
building and threw into an open window a 
string, one end of which had been fashioned into 
a loop. Now, there were in this room two price- 
less manuscripts — one well known for the dignity 
and real worth of its contents; the other a 
weighty and delightful treatise, a rare mixture 
of fun and common sense. But fortunately there 
was attached to this work a burglar alarm, which 
went off at the first shock, giving forth peals 
that were heard far and wide, bringing to the 
scene the head librarian. The lights and the 
noise within evidently frightened the rascals, for 
nothing could be found except the noose and a 
penny. May all similar attempts end in such 

But you are like books, not only because you 
have your places and because an attempt is made 


College Greetings. 

to keep you located and to prevent your being 

Books contain wisdom; so do you. Books 
vary in size and appearance; and so do you, 
though books do not increase in size at the rate 
of twenty pounds in three months, outgrowing 
their bindings, as some of you have been known 
to do. Truly, you are more remarkable, more 
progressive than the latest book written by the 
most advanced writer. 

Books may be opened in more than one way, 
and so may you. I have read of some books, the 
covers of which could be parted only by touching 
a hidden spring; and I am not sure but what an 
analogy could be traced even here. 

Again, when I say that you are books, I am 
not thinking of the books that we usually see- 
white pages, black print. No, you are all 
illuminated copies, and the colors that play upon 
your pages are far more beautiful than any that 
were ever caught by the monks of old. And is 
it not true that there are pages seldom turned 
that glow with a purity and an intensity of hue, 
too elusive and too rare to be often shown, even 
to one who does understand the spring? 

In one respect, you and books are radically 
different. There may be any number of volumes, 
all containing the same thought, any number of 
duplicates. With you, that is utterly impossible. 
In our library, we need fear no tiresome repe- 
tition; in fact, we can never secure a second vol- 
ume that is in reality even similar to another, 
however much we may wish to do so. The 
variety is infinite — each is distinct and separate 
from all others. 

Then, too, you must think of yourselves as 
being somewhat like adjustable note books, into 
which new pages may be slipped, with blank 
spaces upon which more may be written, must 
be writtten, I should say. 

So far as the cataloguing is concerned, you 
are different from the volumes found in an ordi- 
nary library. Here we have no groups and sub- 
groups with lines of sharp demarcation that 
determine your position on our shelves. A 
critical observer, walking through our halls and 
seeing' you as you come out of your rooms, might 
say that the arrangement is sadly confused. 

But while there is no classification upon 
which is based your resting place in our library, 
we do have schemes for grouping you, our manu- 
scripts, and by these schemes we are aided in 
studying you, and in recording new thoughts 
within you. 

In the first place, there is the division made 
according to the amount of wisdom, according 
to the kind of knowledge, that may be gained 
from you; and this, in part, depends upon thei 
number of years that you have been with us. 

And so we have a goodly row of books, thei 
covers of which may easily be recognized by the 
"mortar board" that is usually seen on them 
when they are taken from the library; at other 
times, they may be known by a certain fas- 
cinating reserve that hints of the ability to keep 
tight within themselves all secrets that ought 
not to be divulged. 

In the next group, you will find many sub- 
jects well worth knowing: where to hide stolen 
fruit; how to honor St. Valentine; how to im- 
prove upon Shakespeare; how to make oyster 
soup; and how to play basket ball. 

The next set is one of which I am very fond; 
so fond that I shall simply invite you all to gaze, 
to study, and to admire. 

The next group, in green and gold, promises 
much of interest; indeed, much has already been 
accomplished through their influence. Directions 
for the making of paper flowers and stove pipe 
hats; hints for the decoration of the dining 
room on special occasions; plans for a successful 
Hallowe'en party — these are a few of their valua- 
ble suggestions. 

In another division, you will find books that 
have not long been open to the public, but books 
that have been especially useful to-day. The 
colors that beautify the room for this Thanks- 
giving feast would not be here, were it not for 
these helpful volumes. 

Then there are some books, not so many in 
number, but none the less interesting, and these 
are in the care of one librarian. An excellent 
program for a Thanksgiving entertainment was 
only yesterday secured through them and some 
smaller books, very small, but very precious. 

Besides these groups that I have mentioned, 
there is a large collection of volumes that might 
be called miscellaneous, although they are usually 
spoken of as "specials." In them one will meet 
with sheets and sheets of music, with water- 
colors, charcoal sketches, even oil paintings, 
with occasional treatises on literature, science, 
history, mathematics, the languages, ancient 
and modern; in fact, with everything that forms 
a part of universal knowledge, athletics and 
plans for an old fashioned party being included. 

But this classification is not the only one to 
which we resort. If the subject wanted be 


College Greetings. 

basket ball, tennis, anything- along- the line of 
athletics, there is a reliable group to which one 
can always turn, and never with disappointment. 
Is humor called for? There are volumes to which 
I should never hesitate to send the one seeking 
fun. For information concerning- the Y. W. C. A. 
and the working- of committees, we have good 
committees that can easily be found. And so 
with music and art and the various other 
branches. There are books and books that with 
particular thoroughness deal with these subjects, 
and we, the librarians, know where to go for 
what we want. And when we come to domestic 
science, to cooking, cleaning, washing shirt- 
waists in an hour and a half, even toeconomizing 
on the number of seconds spent in dressing — that 
is, after the second breakfast bell has rung- — for 
all such knowledge I can refer you to well-attest- 
ed authorities. 

This attempt to classify you. however, makes 
me realize that there are still other respects in 
which you are unlike books. What book could 
ever give one the impression that is received 
when a girl tells of the twelve fancy pillows to 
be made in one day. Monday, besides the lessons 
to be prepared, the letters to be written, and the 
usual practice, shopping, visiting, and sham- 
pooing-? No; for real energy, for real enthusiasm 
in work, in class-spirit, in poster collecting-, and 
in many other lines, one must turn, not to books, 
but to girls. 

Then, who can imagine a book's fretting be- 
cause of what is, or is not within itself? And 
yet I have heard of girls who would resort to 
candles lighted in closets, were such a thing- ever 
possible; girls who cannot eat breakfast, who 
know that they will hopelessly fail, who refuse 
to smile, and who, after hours of self abuse and 
friend abuse, go to class to receive a first grade. 
Truly, it is strange! 

Another thing! Girls, that is, some girls, 
have the faculty of staying new longer than 
books. A book, opened frequently and held open 
at a certain place, will tend to open easily; will 
show the effects of former handling. But I have 
heard of girls who have lived in this home for 
two years, and yet have not learned the meaning 
of some bells; have not had certain habits 
formed. And the look of innocence would assure 
one that the occasion is a new experience. Yes: 
some girls are ever new! 

Books do not change with circumstances. 
Night and day have little effect upon them; the 

last week of the term finds them only somewhat 
more worn than did the first week of that term. 
With girls, this is not true; for. strange as it 
may seem, the last hours before vacation are 
often fresher and gayer than are the first hours, 
before work has fairly begun. 

And »irls are influenced by the night. What 
escapades have not been witnessed bv the shades: 
escapades that never would have been dreamed 
of in the light of day! The night often makes 
girls hung-ry, and sometimes leads them into for- 
bidden chambers — into rooms in which thev and 
their olive seeds are not wanted. 

Then, too. the night may increase the mourn- 
fulness of sobs and cries, and rigidness may 
seize some maiden at the sound of a fancied foot- 
fall or at the squeaking- of a door. 

I do not need to tell you that the girl in the 
class room is not quite the same girl in her own 
room, in the dining room, in her literary society, 
in the gymnasium, and in the sick room: I do 
not need to tell you that Saturday noon and Sat- 
urday night find her not quite as she was on 
Tuesday, or as she will be in the quiet time of 
Sunday; I do not need to tell you that the Mon- 
day morning- chapel has not quite the same effect 
as has an --open meeting'" at Illinois College: I 
do not need to tell you that during faculty meet- 
ing-, when the steel ceiling is resounding-, she is 
not the depressed maid who, with abject mien, 
creeps through the corridor, scarcely daring to 
touch her feet to the floor, but much less daring- 
to fall, lest she might disturb that dreaded 
creature, the Woman's Club. Nor is the girl 
who is making a friendly call upon a teacher the 
same girl when she is later on discovered in an- 
other girl's closet, where, according to her own 
statement, she is hoping to find a Bible. 

I believe that no toast is expected to end 
without some reference to the future, but here I 
am helpless. To be sure I have heard some of 
you tell of your plans and dreams, but who shall 
say? And who could possibly foretell the out- 
come when a young woman is looking- forward 
to the years in which she will be either a trained 
nurse, a kindergartener, a pharmacist or a de- 

But it is you. as you are now. that we are 
toasting. You, with your work and with vour 
fun, with your occasional fears that ought not so 
to be, with your hopes that ought to be higher 
and higher, with }'our buoyant enthusiasm, with 
your purpose to know the truth, and with your 
eager desire to make your lives helpful — it is you 
whom we now toast, and to-day we are thankful 
for Our Girls. 




(Continued from last issue.) 

Old Margaret could never see further than 
her nose, and though that was long, even the 
longest nose does not reach a great way into the 

She was full of foreboding as she saw her 
dear young ladies off on their journey. And if 
Tom had ever cherished a hope of seeing them 
again, the last ray of it vanished as he saw the 
train pull off with the three girls on board. He 
went home sadly shaking his head. 
It was a solemn journey. 

The girls felt it, and when the train made its 
final halt at the great Union Depot and they 
looked out upon the struggling sea of humanity, 
they clung close to one another and felt they 
were lost. 

"There he is, girls!" suddenly cried Polly in 
joyful tones. And sure enough, just inside the 
iron gate, stood Mr. Ordway waving his hat and 
beaming a welcome. 

"Where's your baggag'e?" he inquired, shak- 
ing them warmly by the hand all around. 

Bag-o-ag-e! the thought of having- brought 
none caused Helen's spirits to sink, for she loved 
to be genteel. 

"We wore it," said Jo, at the same time 
yielding a modest grip to Mr. Ordway. 

And Mr. Ordway laughed so heartily that it 
caused one smartly dressed young gentleman to 
say to another, "Wonder what tickles the 

When they were in the carriage that ap- 
peared to be waiting expressly for them, Mr. 
Ordway said, "Well! and how did the hotel busi- 
ness turn out?" 

"Not very well," said Helen soberly. "I am 
afraid we didn't charge quite enough, though 
some thought it too much." 

"I should think you didn't," exclaimed Mr. 
Ordway; "emphatically not, with such a table as 
that Margaret got up." 

"But we would have come out all rig'ht," in- 
terposed Jo, "only some of them wouldn't pay — 
at the last." 

"Who were they?" demanded Mr. Ordway in 
such an awful tone that Polly looked scared. 

"I think they will yet," said Helen, not wish- 

ing to tell; "they promised to write about it, you 

The severity of Mr. Ordways's face relaxed ! 
a trifle at such unworldly faith. 

"They will never do it," he said, with con- 

••But we learned a lot of things," supple- 
mented Polly, "and we shall be better prepared 
another summer." 

"And so you intend to go on with the busi- 
ness," said Mr. Ordway. "Well, that is good.* 
The trouble with most people is, they give up a 
thing just as experience has taught them enough 
common sense to handle it well. 

"What are the plans for next summer, if I 
may ask?" 

"To charge two dollars a week more," said 
Polly, pausing somewhat doubtfully, but Mr. 
Ordway nodded so vigorous an assent to the first 
proposition that it encouraged her to go on. 

"Then expect them to pay in advance. Now, 
you see, if we had only insisted on that this sum- 
mer, no one's feelings would have been hurt, 
because we could have said to all that it was a 

rule of the house, and then Mr. Har would 

never — ," and Polly stopped short, overwhelmed 
with the consciousness that she had told, after 

••I knew that rascally fiddler was one of 
them!" Mr. Ordway exclaimed. "He lives right 
here in St. Louis. 

"I know him, and I'll have an officer after him 
before night." 

"Oh! please don't," begged dismayed Polly; 
"he felt so sorry, and was so nice about it — 
offered to give us all his things to pay." 

"He did?" growled Mr. Ordway. "That 
was just like him. What on earth did he sup- 
pose girls would want with his trumpery?" 

"There was his violin," urged Polly, on the 
verge of tears and lost in pity for the reprobate, 
"and it was there hundred years old, and he had 
refused a thousand dollars for it because it was 
an heirloom in the Harwood family." 

But Mr. Ordway merely said, "There can be 
no possible excuse for his staying on after he 
knew he couldn't pay any more," and he looked 
so determined that visions of officers, handcuffs, 
and possible decapitation for the wretched Mr. 
Harwood weighed on Polly. 

After a moment's pause, Mr, Ordway said, 
"And what did you think when you got my tele- 


College Greetings. 

No one said anything' for some little time, 
having- nothing quite suitable for the occasion. 

Finally Polly ventured. "We thought maybe 
you had found an old lady." 

"Found an old lady!" Mr. Ordway echoed in 
undisguised astonishment. 

They had to explain. 

He had forgotten all about the affair of the 
old lady, which depressed Helen, for she had 
built on the old lady more than she knew until 
that moment, when she discovered that, alas! 
there wasn't any old lady. 

Mt. Ordway suddenly leaned very far out of 
the window, and to all appearances was en- 
grossed with matters quite foreign to the con- 

"Here we are!" he called out presently, and 
before the girls had quite time to take in their 
surroundings, a portly footman was holding a 
great door open for them, and they were inside 
the loftiest house on the street. Mr. Ordway 
ushered them into a room, which for grandeur 
was unlike any they had ever seen. 

"I don't live on a boulevard, you know," he 
said with the old-time twinkle in his eye, "but 
we manage very well on Lindell Avenue." 

He touched a bell, and the trimmest of maids 

"Jane," he said, "these young ladies are the 
guests I have been expecting'. 

Show them to their room." 

At lunch the only spar in this unknown sea 
was Mr. Ordway himself. 

To all outward appearances he was undoubt- 
edly real flesh and blood, sitting there uncon- 
cernedly and talking just as he used to do at 
"Hallinoaks. " 

He led the way back to the room they had 
first entered that morning-. 

"And now, I must leave you," he said. 

"I have business that calls me down town, 
but I shall try to come home early. I have or- 
dered the carriage around for three o'clock. 

The coachman will drive with you about the 
city. Now, remember the house and everything 
in it is for your use and pleasure. Go where you 
like," and with a word of farewell Mr. Ordway 
was gone. 

And through the whole of that strange, de- 
lightful day the puzzle of it all increased. 

At night, Mr. Ordway was back. He men- 
tioned that the opera was in progress. 

"I, myself," he said, "never keep track of 

those things, and don't go to the theatre once in 
five years, but I g-ot tickets for to-night, and if 
you care to hear Nordica, why, we'll go." 

That was a wonderful night. But Mr. Ord- 
way, who seemed to be the recipient or a great 
deal of attention from distinguished looking 
people, paid very little attention to the stage. 

He was altogether engrossed with the little 
play that went on in the box where he sat with 
the three rosy-faced girls in old-fashioned gowns. 
It was worth a fortnight's loss of sleep to see 
dainty Helen feast her beauty-loving eyes for 
once without stint, to behold the rapturous look 
Jo wore when the grand music rolled in waves of 
such entrancingly sweet sounds, and to watch 
smiles and tears come and go on demure Polly's 

Before the curtain had gone up at all, Mr. 
Ordway's keen eye had spied a familiar figure. 
He directed Polly's attention, and lo! there sat 
Mr. Harwood in the parquet, well up toward the 
front, a fine lady at his side. 

"Those seats are two dollars aoiece," he re- 

"Four dollars for an evening-'s outing, and 
yet couldn't pay his board bill! 

"Dear me! I suppose he has sacrificed that 
fine fiddle of his, after all, and is consuming- his 
thousand dollars after this manner. 

"We shall see, but I rather think that some of 
that fiddle money will yet go to pay Mr. Har- 
wood's honest debts," and Mr. Ordway's eyes 
looked dangerous. 

"Mr. Ordway," said Helen, suddenly, after 
they were back at Lindell Avenue, and the ex- 
citing subject of the opera was dropped for a 
time, "what did you mean by telling us last sum- 
mer that you were one of the poorest lawyers in 
St. Louis?" 

For answer, he led her into his library, and 
beckoned the other girls to come. He pointed to 
the picture of a beautiful lady holding a little 
boy in her arms. 

"They both went away and left my home 
and my heart desolate. 

"I would give all I have tonight to change 
places with the poorest tramp that walks St. 
Louis, if I could only have them back. 

"The very poorest man, who has his family 
about him, is richer than I am. Isn't that so, 
little Polly?" 

(To be continued.) 


College Greetings. 


Published Monthly in the interest of Illinois 

Woman's College during the 

College Year. 

DELLA DIMMITT, "86, Editor 


MAE SEYMOUR, '04. \ ^ soc ' ATE EDIT0RS - 

JESSIE BULLARD, musical editor 



Alumnse, Faculty and Students are invited to con- 
tribute articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 

Jacksonville, III 

Printed in the office oi Frank H. Thomas, Jacksonville, 111. 
No. 227H E. State St. Telephone Illinois 418. 

The only break in the College year is at holi- 
day time, and it has come and gone. There were 
some few changes this year, several of the house 
girls finding it impossible to return for the final 
term; but the new students entering outnum- 
bered them to such an extent that it has required 
some ingenuity to dispose of them all. The 
building was full before Christmas. It is very 
full now, the community under its roof number- 
ing something over 200. 

It has been spoken of as an uneventful year, 
and it has been uneventful in the sense that there 
have been no serious cases of illness nor acci- 
dents of any kind to create even so much as a 
ripple in the even flow of the life. There is 
especial cause for gratitude in this freedom from 
any evil visitation that frequently finds expres- 
sion from those who bear the work constantly on 
their minds and hearts. 

Then there have been no cases of infraction 
of discipline. This is one of the marked changes 
that has come about gradually in the course of 
the years, and the source of it has occasioned 
much interesting comment. The larger freedom 
may have had much to do with it, but certain it 
is that the Illinois Woman's College student 
force is a self-respecting one that abuses few of 
the many privileges accorded it. It is scarcely 
possible in these days to point out the college 
girl, unless perchance she wears ;i mortar board 
or some other token of her rank in class or 


She comes and goes and mingles with other 
passers-by on the street, and nothing in her I 
appearance or manner singles her out from the I 
crowd unless it be a directness and earnestness! 
of purpose, however trivial the purpose of the 
moment be. 

Certain types, that were of no credit to the 
institution and exceedingly difficult to deal with, 
have apparently fallen out of the ranks. 

The flamboyant girl, who — of intent — 
focused all eyes upon her the instant she ap- 
peared is no longer in evidence. 

She was never admirable with her tendency 
toward extremes and her super-abundant gaity 
that never seemed to be able to distinguish the 
lines of propriety and good breeding. Still, she 
was not so obnoxious as the girl who always 
conveyed the impression of being about to break 
jail or of having broken it when no teacher's eye 
was upon her. 

The close restrictions grew out of having 
just such as she to deal with, and she was a care 
so constant that vigilance could never, with 
safety, be relaxed, and so the idea grew and 
spread abroad that a woman's college must of 
necessity be a sort of reformatory for those who 
had never been accustomed to, or who had defied 
home restraint. It is unquestionably true that 
many were sent here for just that purpose, but 
that can no longer be said. There has been a 
determined effort made to grow away from the 
thought that this is in any sense a disciplinary 
institution, and the weeding out has been quiet- 
ly, firmly and very effectually carried on with the 
result that no college surpasses ours in the char- 
acter of its student body. The student who 
brought disrepute upon her College is no longer 
numbered among us. She was a blighting influ- 
ence ever for whose presence no financial returns 
were adequate compensation. She is gone to 
return— let us hope— no more forever, and we are 
happily rid of her. 

The raising of the standard of scholarship 
receives oft-repeated mention. It is one of the 
sources of congratulation and pride. 

But the raising of the standard of personal 
dignity and conduct is of much more value both 
to the individual student and the school, and no 
one who has been a close observer of the life can 
fail to discern the persistent grading up in 
things no less essential than the intellectual 

College Greetings. 


"Coming'! Specialties from Abroad," was the 
heading- of an extremely interesting poster 
which appeared in the chapel one day last month. 
When it became known that the "great and only 
show on earth" was to make its appearance in 
the college gymnasium on Saturday evening, 
Jan. 10th, of course every one was anxious to go. 
On that eventful night, the crowds began col- 
lecting at 7:30 o'clock in order to 6ee the baby 
show before 8 o'clock, when the big show began. 
There were only four babies entered, but these 
were all voted the sweetest babies imaginable. 
Besse Beach, as Baby Stuart, received the first 
prize, but it was certainly hard to decide between 
her and Flora Melton as Princess of Wales. Oma 
Burroughs as Baby Roosevelt, and Zelda Sidell 
as Princess Louise. Promptly at 8 o'clock was 
the grand march, in which all the actors and 
animals showed themselves. Then, after the 
enthusiasm of the audience had subsided, the 
ringmasters introduced the Jacques brothers — in 
other words, Fay Clayton and Stella Shepherd — 
who really did some very excellent tumbling. 
Ivora Davis, as Mme. Patti, certainly scored a 
great success, as did Bola Yound and Zelda 
Sidell as Julia Marlowe and Miss Jacobsohn. 

Edna Starkey and Edith Plowman not only 
were the bareback riders, but also did some very 
clever and difficult acts from the rings. 

Chief Red Cloud and his squaw, the Indians 
from the far West, were especially good, as were 
also the fat lady, the thin lady, the Albino and 
the terrible Brown bear, which left its ferocity 
behind and entertained the audience with a very 
graceful bear dance, 

Probably the chorus, Alma Booth and Mabel 
Weber, were more appreciated by the audience 
than any one else, unless it was Susan Rebhan, 
the popcorn, peanut and candy boy, who was in 
constant demand. 

The great Ben Hur chariot race, in which 
the Greek girls, Thalia and Chloe, were the close 
contestants, brought the circus to an exciting 

Miss Holmwood and the Athletic Associa- 
tion certainly deserve great praise for the success 
of our best gymasium exhibition. 


ride Jan. 13. It was given in honor of the four 
new members who just entered the class a few 
days before. 

Although the day was cold it was the kind 
when one can best enjoy the snow, and everyone 
was sorry when it came time to return home. 
But the pleasant feature of this was when we 
stopped atVickery's.and it is sufficient to say that 
few cared for any dinner when we reached the 
College. We all declared it was the best sled- 
ride we had ever enjoyed. 


One of the most delightful midwinter outings 
of the I. W. C. students was the senior-sopho- 
more sleigh ride a week or two ago. After 
riding about town, the three large sleds bearing 
the two classes were driven to the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. W. H. Rowe, northwest of town, where 
a delicious supper was served. Games and reci- 
tations made the time pass all too rapidly, and 
when the hour came for the return trip all felt 
that the pleasure of the senior-sophomore ride 
would linger long in the memory. 

9 9 9 

The Junior class enjoyed a delightful sled- 

On Friday evening, Jan. 15th, at 4 o'clock, 
two bob-sleds were seen at the front doors of the 
College. Soon two crowds of merry girls — the 
junior and senior preps — were eagerly urging 
each other to complete the final arrangements, 
for no time must be lost. 

Never was a ride more enjoyed than this one, 
for no one suffered with cold toes and noses. 

The social sisters were seen to start out with 
a harmonious mood, but soon the crisp air re- 
vived their spirits to such an extent that mischief 
crept in, and the little boys who so gleefully 
showered us with snowballs little knew how 
much they favored us. Good use was made of 
them later. 

All this fun divided the ways of the two 
bobs, and oh, such contentions, when they met 
again! for there was a perfect battle of snow- 

After miles and miles of this joyous fun, we 
all decided never before was such a sleigh ride 




It is with great regret that we learn of the 
death of Miss Mary E. Sibley, who was the 
teacher of Art during the school year 1899-1900. 
Miss Sibley died in Chicago Jan. 13th, after a 
few weeks serious illness. 

Work in the Art studio is going on enthusi- 
astically. New students are being enrolled and 
old students are returning- for advanced work. 
Among the latter class are Elizabeth Harker, 
Fay Dunlap and Prance Wakely. 

The Art department rejoices in several new 
casts— among them Samothrace victory, which is 
quite an addition to the department. Some good 
specimens of pottery and some fine draperies add 
to the interest of the Still Life class. 

Ethel Wylder posed for the Sketch class Fri- 

The class in china decoration is doing some 
excellent work. 


Rev. Greenbury R. S. McElfresh, long a 
worthy and useful Trustee of the Wonan's Col- 
lege, departed this life at his home in Jackson- 
ville, Dec. 12, 1903. He was born in Nicolas 
connty, Ky., March 21, 1832. With his parents 
he located near Jacksonville in 1834. He united 
with the Methodist Episcopal church at the age 
of 10, and entered the ministry at the age of 21, 
and joined the Illinois Annual Conference in 1855. 
His ministry included many prominent places 
and positions in the conference. By reason of 
impaired health he took a superannuated rela- 
tion to the conference in 1881, and located in 
Jacksonville where he resided till his death. 

During the years of his superannuation he 
continued to render valuable service to the church 
in various ways. His services as Trustee of the 
College were of great value. Having had a life- 
long thirst for knowledge, which was undimin- 
ished to the end, he was ardently devoted to the 
cause of education. He was profoundly inter- 
ested in the Illinois Woman's College, and was a 
wise and useful counsellor in its administration. 
Mr. McElfresh possessed a tine presence, 
pleasing manners, and an amiable spirit. His 
mind was of an exquisite mold. His sermons, 

and the productions of his pen, were graced with 
unusual elegance and charm. His sermons were | 
clearly thought out. At once he had the full con- 
fidence of his hearers that he would not fail to 
make out what he had undertaken. Attention 
and interest never wavered. Enriched by an un- 
failing store of Scripture, poetry, and incident, 
his preaching was always edifying to his hearers, 
and he often moved them with great emotion. 
Never vehement in manner, or high wrought in 
feeling in preaching, yet he was always deeply 
earnest and spiritual. 

"Truths divine came mended from his 

He was an ideal man and minister, possess- 
ing in large measure the richest and noblest 
qualities of mind and spirit. By these he exalt- 
ed and embelished many other lives, in which he 
will continue to live in the imparted beauty and 
excellence of his own life and character. 

Dr. W. F. Short. 

Died, Nov. 4, 1803, at the German hospital, 
Newark, N. J., Mrs. Mary Wheeler Harwood, of 
the class of 1855. Mrs. Harwood was born in 
Chicago and was there prepared for the Illinois 
Conference Female College, which was founded 
in 1847, and which she entered in 1853, graduat- 
ing in 1855. She was soon afterwards married 
to Mr. Henry Harwood, who survives her. After 
her marriage she spent several years in San 
Francisco, returning to Chicago where she con- 
tinued to live until within a few months of her 

Mrs. Harwood was very active in literary 
and charitable work, being a member of various 
woman's organizations. She was a great reader 
and student and had a fine library of choice 
works. During the early years of Miss Frances 
E. Willard's work, Mrs. Harwood assisted her 
greatly, and served as her secretary for some 
time. Her sympathy and interest in temperance 
work was most pronounced. About two years 
ago she visited the College for the first time in 
more than forty years. She was greatly inter- 
ested in the changes that have taken place and 
in the present prosperity and growth of the 
school, and since her visit she had shown her 
interest in several ways. She was buried in 
Graceland cemetery in Chicago. 

College Greetings. 


A letter under date of Jan. 12tli from Mrs. 
flattie Mayfield Hulse, '80. contains the followi- 
ng mention of the death of her mother, who, as 
L/uann Davis, will be remembered by students 
i>f long ag< i: 

Since m ** last letter to you. my dear motlier 
ias passed into the world beyond. One week 
igo today. Jan. 5th. her five children gath- 
:red around her bedside, when the end came 
Peacefully. My mother was a pupil of the 
Woman's College in 1850, the school then being 
:alled "The Female Academy." in the second 
rear of its existence. Such a dear little cata- 
ogue: I hold it as one of my treasures. My 
nother's name was Luann Davis. She was a 
oyal woman to her College. She was a junior 
while there, but it was always with regret that 
she did not return and graduate. She has sent 
:wo of her daughters to the Illinois Female Col- 
ege (as it was called then), and two grand- 
laughters will probably be ready to enter 
aext year, as she would have wished. Among- 
ler dear books and papers which she used to 
:njov so much, this acrostic is found. I have 
neard her repeat it so often, and it truly ex- 
pressed her sentiments and was written for her 
by a beloved school teacher while yet a young 

Learn first of all the narrow way 
Unto the realms of endless day, 
And then, throughout your life, pursue 
No other course, assured that you 
No disappointment then can meet; 

Depend not on this world, though sweet 
All things may to your eyes appear; 
Vain is the hope of bliss sincere. 
In realms where all must end in night. 
Sink down in death beyond our sight. 

Among the victims of the Iroquois theatre 
fire in Chicago was Mrs. Luella McDonald Aid- 
rich, '79, who spent many years in the College 
home. She was from Virginia, 111., though since 
her marriage she has lived in Chicago. One of 
her classmates was the recipient of a letter from 
Mr. Aldrich stating the sad fact of his wife's 
fate. She leaves one daughter, who by a kind 
chance did not accompany her mother on that ill 
fated afternoon. As Luella McDonald, she will 

be best remembered by the girls who enjoyed her 
intimacy and learned to love her for her many 
endearing qualities. 

Mrs. Serilda Sevmour Rawlings, '83, is the 
third old student to be called away in the month 
just passed. She died at her home in this city 
after a long and painful illness, and death came 
at last as a happy release. Two children, a son 
and daughter, had preceded her to the spirit 
world. She was of a quiet, retiring disposition, 
and her home life held the best reflection of her 
beautiful character. Her old College president, 
Dr. Short, officiated at the service before she 
was taken to her final resting place, the Provi- 
dence church. 

Jan. 7th occurred the death of Mrs. Mattie 
Casteen O'neal. who was at one time a student 
at the College. She leaves a husband and two 
children to mourn her loss. 

The second term of the school year opened 
Tuesday. Jan. 5th. with increased attendance in 
all departments. Students and teachers alike 
resumed their work with renewed interest and 
energy, and everything was soon running in reg- 
ular term order. The new students in the Col- 
lege home are; Clara Bauman, Tunnel Hill; 
Grace Burrus and Cora Hackman, Arenzville; 
Carolyn Johnson, Normal; Pearl McElvain, 
Girard; Drusilla Pevehouse, Knox City, Mo.; 
Jessie Rhodes. Redmon; Cecilia Rees, Pana; 
Junia Romans, Denison, la.; Pearl Wilson, Win- 
chester. Besides these, there are a number of 
new day pupils. 

The marriage of Elizabeth Doying and Frank 
Vickery occurred at Decatur Saturday, Dec. 12th, 
'03. Mrs. Vickery is a graduate of I. W. C, '01, 
and is now one of the teachers of piano in the 
College of Music. They begin their married life 
auspiciously, and many friends join in congratu- 
lations and good wishes to the young people. 

The reception parlors of the Woman's Col- 
lege were the scene of a very pleasant function 
Monday p. m., Dec. 1-1 th, when Mrs. Harker en- 
tertained the students, their mothers and friends. 
The decorations were very artistic, and a pro- 
fusion of holly and red roses were arranged in a 
most tasteful manner. Heads of the various de- 
partments assisted the hostess in receiving, and 
all the guests met with a cordial and hearty 


College greetings. 

welcome. Dainty refreshments were served in 
the society halls, and the reception was indeed a 
most delightful social event. 

Edmund Vance Cook, who appeared in the 
Christian church lecture course recently, made a 
visit to the College and entertained the students 
at chapel exercises in his most delightful man- 
ner. He recited several pleasing- selections from 
his own writings. 

From Rawlings, Wyo., conies the news of 
the marriage of Ella May Irving, 1900, to Roscoe 
Draper. A host of friends cordially wish them 
all happiness in their journey through life. 

The senior English class are preparing to 
give a presentation of the much talked of, old 
morality play, "Everyman." The class is to be 
commended for the spirit in which they have en- 
tered upon such an unusual and difficult under- 
taking in the entertainment line, and it is to be 
hoped that the play will meet with a liberal pa- 
tronage from the public. The proceeds will go to 
the library fund. Date will be announced later. 

The following senior essays have been read 
in chapel: 

"The Discovery of a Continent" - MayTimmons 
"The Ladies of the White House" - Etna Stivers 
"Our Attitude of the Negro" - - Mae Seymour 
"Comments on the Negro Question" - Anne White 
"The Holy Grail in Literature" -Winn if red Palmer 
The essays have been well written and un- 
usually interesting-, reflecting great credit upon 
the English work of the College. 

Elsie Austin Layman, '99-'01, is teacher of 
piano at the Western State Normal at Macomb. 
Since her graduation here, she has studied a 
year in Berlin. 


Y. W. C. A. 

The first meeting of the association after 
the holidays had for its theme, "New Year Reso- 
lutions." Much good was derived from this 
meeting, although this can be said of all the 
meetings. Several girls resolved that they would 
attend every meeting of the Y. W. C. A. this 
year, and we hope that every girl will inwardly 
make the same resolve. 

The calendar party given a few Saturday 
evenings ago was certainly a success in every re- 
spect. Besides bringing the new girls into closer 
relationship with the other students and afford- 
ing every one a good time, it added several dol- 

lars to the treasury of the association. The 
admission fee was from one to thirty cents — de- 
pending upon the date of birthday. Each season 
of the year was represented in its respective 
booth, these booths being made in the society 
halls. At each of these refreshments were 
served for five cents, except at the one represent- 
ing your birthday, where you were served free. 
A program was given and games were played 
until 9:30. when we were reminded that we were 
not gathering spring flowers or celebrating 
Christmas. We feel that much credit should be 
given the girls who made this, the first enter- 
tainment of 1904, so great a success. 

The Day of Prayer was observed in the Col- 
lege on Thursday, Jan. 28th. Special prayer 
meetings will be held every evening at 9 o'clock, 
and we feel cetairn that we will be greatly 
blessed this year. We are especially favored in 
having the promise of a visit from our State 
Secretary, Miss Cole, at that time. The associa- 
tion invites all the girls to be present at the 
meeting next Sunday night, Jan. 31st, when 
Miss Cole will speak. 


The regular election of officers of the Belles 
Lettres Society was held January 12th. The 
following named were chosen: 
President - Mae Thompson 

Vice President - - - Olive Mathis 

Recording Secretary ... Clara Swain 
Corresponding Secretary - - Bertha Todd 

Treasurer .... Golden Berryman 

Critic Mae Seymour 

Chaplain .... Gertrude York 

Chorister .... Blanche Stockdale 
Sergeant-at-Arms - - - Besse Turner 

Pages - - - Marie Arthur, Mae Paschall 

Belles Lettres spirit has been running high 
the last few weeks, as such favorable reports on 
the coming play, "Cricket on the Hearth," have 
been given out. The attendance at the regular 
meetings has been lessened on account of the 
absence of those in the play, but the merit of 
the programs has by no means decreased. One 
of the features of the month was a Shakespearean 
program, which was especially enjoyed. 

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NO 6 


IT has long been in the thought of President 
Harker that friends and patrons of the Col- 
lege should be offered some opportunity of 
inspecting the school when its ordinary, 
every-day work was in progress. There are 
many days in the year when visitors are present 
and often in considerable numbers, but it has al- 
ways been in connection with the observance of 
some special event that necessitates a suspension 
of the work. True, the plant itself is interest- 
ing, and it is at all times open to inspection, 
even in the period of the summer vacation var- 
ious parties have visited and gone through it 
from one end to the other, but after all, it is the 
life which is lived day after day, nine — ten 
months of the year, one must see in order to 
judge of any educational institution's true value. 
Last March when Dr. McDowell visited the 
College for a day, it was found that the inspira- 
tion from those three talks he gave us had 
reached clear beyond the College confines, many 
having come from near about towns for the pur- 
pose of hearing the distinguished secretary of 
the Eoard of Education of our church. Incident- 
ally their interest had been quickened in the 
College by this near view they had of its equip- 

Something in the form of a discussion of the 
needs and outlook of the College was given in the 
afternoon session at that time and participated 
in by a number of the trustees and visiting min- 
isters. From this the idea took shape which re- 
sulted in College Conference Day, Feb. 18th. 

The purpose ot the Conference was two-fold: 

that the friends of the institution might have an 
insight into the actual workings of all its various 
departments, and later meet to engage in a close 
range discussion of what in their judgment this 
particular College was to stand for in Meth- 

Dr. Edmund Janes James, president of the 
Nothwestern University, was secured for the lec- 
ture at night in Centenary church. The invita- 
tion to the day's session was extended to the 
ministers throughout the conferences in affiliation 
with the Woman's College, all alumnae and lay- 
men generally who are interested in the cause 
of Christian education, and in spite of the storm 
which set in the day before with consistent Feb- 
ruary fur} 7 , the representation was large. 

Opening of the Day. 

The eight o'clock recitations were omitted 
and the usual chapel exercises at 8:40 formally 
opened the day's program. 

The two recitation periods following were 
filled as they are daily, and the visitors, many of 
whom had arrived the night before, were given 
this opportunity of seeing the class room work. 
The guests were divided into groups and each 
under the guidance of some teacher made the 
tour of the building, ending with the Art room 
where much of the work of the year in the va- 
rious branches was on exhibition. 

At 10:30 all repaired to the chapel where a 
program in some degree expressive of the work 
being done in the literary, music and elocution 
departments was given. It ran as follows: 

College Greetings. 

Hymn "Whittier's Present Help" 

Opening Prayer Rev. Mr. Ives 

Violin— Bolero DeBeriot 

Madrigale Simonetti 

Anne Lucile White, '04. 

Essay The American Girl in Recent Fiction 

Alice F. Wadsworth, '05 

Reading— The Stickit Minister Crockett 

Paula Wood, '05. 

Vocal— Alone with Thee Bailey 

Grace L. Engle, '06. 
Reading — Merchant of Venice, Act I., Scene 2. . . . 

. .Shakespeare 

Lola Young, '06, Jane Johnson. 

Piano— Scherzo Liebling 

Clara Louise Lohr, '05. 

Essay The Study of Folk-Lore 

Gertrude York, '04. 

Vocal — Cavatina from Ernani Verdi 

Ella Dehner. 

At the close of the program an invitation 
was given to visit the gymnasium where the girls 
gave a most interesting exhibition of their skill 
in the line of physical culture. 

At 12:30 dinner was served to the guests at 
small tables disposed in the two society halls. 
Many friends from town were included in the list 
of guests and the hour between dinner and the 
time set for the afternoon session was delight- 
fully spent in a social way. 

Afternoon Program. 

When the friends of the College had gather- 
ed in the chapel at two o'clock, Dr. Short arose 
and, after stating the purpose of the meeting, 
read the Scripture lesson, which was found in 
the twenty-eighth chapter of Job. A hymn was 
sung and then the reverend Mr. Ives asked God's 
blessing upon the conference. 

The College Glee Club was heartily greeted, 
and we were especially glad that our guests 
could on this day enjoy the beautiful Ave Maria. 

Attention was now turned to the subject of 
this hour's consideration — the place and outlook 
of the small College in Methodism. 

The Rev. Mr. W. T. Beadles of Quincy, spoke 
first. He asserted that the small College has its 
place — one that could not be filled by a larger 
school — but hinted that the Illinois Woman's 
College would not long need to discuss the ques- 
tion of small Colleges. 

The Rev. Mr. Tinsley of Terra Haute, Ind., 
was to have been the next speaker, but as the 
delay of a train had made it impossible for him 
to arrive at the expected time, his earnest words 
were not heard until later in the afternoon. 

The Rev. Mr. A. L. York of Brighton, 111. 
emphasized the importance of the small College 
dwelling upon the fact the close, personal con 
tact between teacher and student naturally en 
courages individualitv and tends to urge th< 
student on to greater things. 

Then came a general discussion in which i 
number of friends particpated, among them Dr 
D. D. Thompson, editor of the Northwesten 
Christian Advocate, the Rev. Mr. Babbs of Rood 
house, and the Rev. Mr. Davidson of Decatur 
Some of the thoughts emphasized were that, i 
the small College is to continue, it must competi 
with the larger College, that the small College n 
better adapted for College work than is the larg 
er institution, and that the spirit of democrac; 
is more apt to be fostered within the small Col 
lege than in the larger institution where person 
ality is too often lost. 

Dr. Harker mentioned the fact that the at 
tendance upon Colleges and Universities hai 
been almost doubled within the last thirteei 
years. Of course such an increase can not go oi 
indefinitely; larg-e Colleges must reach their limi 
and smaller schools must receive the overflow. 

The first division of the program closed witl 
an Andante from Haydn's Imperial Symphony, b; 
the Jacobssohu Club. The applause that follow 
ed was rewarded by a much appreciated encore. 

The Illinois Woman's College was for th( 
rest of the afternoon the subject of thought. 

Dr. Harker told briefly of the fifty-seven pas 
years of struggle and success, and of the brave 
noble-minded men who have built their lives int( 
the institution. 

The College as it is today, was presented b? 
Miss Austin, who spoke of the changes whicl 
have taken place the eight years she has been con 
nected with the school. She has seen three ad 
ditions to our building and an increase of mon 
than one hundred in the enrollment of housi 
pupils. But notwithstanding our attainments 
the spirit of the present is a spirit of want. W< 
need a new gymnasium; we need better accom 
modations for the schools of music, art, and elo 
cution; we need a new boiler house, an electrii 
light plant, and a steam laundry; we need manj 
volumes for our library and new apparatus foi 
our laboratories; we need artistic furnishings t( 
beautify the College home; and, above all, w( 
need endowment. 

Miss Austin went on to say that with oui 
three-fold aim, the development of body, mind 
and spirit, we are achieving three-fold results 

College Greetings. 


Our girls are more and more appreciating- the 
value of physical strength; more and more they 
are learning- to think independently: and at the 
same time a deeper interest-is shown in what is 
of more importance than all else. Enthusiasm 
in work and in sport is characteristic of the girls 
of I. W. C. Progress is the keynote of the 

The Alumnae were represented by Mrs. Lam- 

Belles Lettres— Golden Berryman. 

Phi Nu— Elizabeth Harker. 

The Athletic Association— Edna Starkey. 

The Y. W. C. A.— Susan Rebhan. 

The field and future of the College furnished 
the next topic for discussion. Dr. Horace Reed 
of Decatur, 111., said that the field was certainly 
broad enough, extending, as it does, from the 
Alleghenies to the Pacific, and prophesied that 
the Illinois Woman's College would not long be 
rauked as a small College. 

As Dr. McElroy of Springfield, was unable 
to be present, the discnssion closed with the 
cheering remarks of the Rev. Mr. Tinsley. 

America was sung by the audience, and the 
benediction was pronounced by Dr. Stevens. 
Night Session. 

Luncheon was served to the visiting guests 
and the time passed all too rapidly until the hour 
set for Dr. James' lecture at eight o'clock in Cen- 
tenary church. 

A large audience made up of College folks 
and towns people completely filled the auditorium. 

As though an enviable reputation as lecturer 
and Christian educator, as well as efficient head 
of the famed and favored Northwestern Univer- 
sity, were not a sufficient introduction of Presi- 
dent James to a Jacksonville audience. Dr. Har- 
ker in presenting him, Thursday night, called 
attention to several lines of association that may 
well account for his definite interest in Jackson- 
ville. Dr. James' father was at one time pastor 
of Centenary church, later, he was for 12 years 
trustee of the Woman's College, acting for some- 
time as its financial agent. Moreover two sisters 
are alumnae of the College. 

President James' lecture on the church in its 
relation to education was a fitting close to our 
long anticipated and now long to be remembered 
Conference Day. The real place of the great 
number of schools supported by various Chris- 
tian bodies in our land is a matter eliciting much 
comment, but Dr. Janes most convincingly es- 

tablished the rightfulness and real advantage of 
both types of educational institutions. The 
public school system is the glory of our country, 
inseparably bound up in its life and liberty; yet 
the institutions supported by various religious 
denominations have had a great and honorable 
history, and today, their power for good is in- 
estimable. What therefore, is the justification 
of church schools? What is their place and 
what is their power? This justification is es- 
tablished most naturally from the historic ar- 
gument, first of all. No education whatever, has 
until recent years been possible outside of institu- 
tions fostered by the church. The old monks 
were themselves the wisdom of the middle ages, 
and their treasures of art, of science and of lit- 
erature, were the world's all. So has it ever 
been. Even the promoters of Harvard, the old- 
est and most venerable College on American soil, 
had, in its establishment, a definite religious mo- 
tive, claiming "knowledge and goodness" as the 
heritage of their western born children. Today 
the Harvard seal bearing the words, "Christ and 
the Church," testifies to this religious motive. 
All colonial institutions bear the same testimony 
for church influence was at the basis of every one. 

What of later years? In 1850 nine-tenths of 
the higher schools owed their life to the church; 
today 360, or three-fourths of the whole number 
are so promoted. However, the last 30 years 
have shown a decided reaction from church 
schools. The old New England Academy, cradle 
of the best and noblest spirits of the past, is no 
more. Why is this? In the first place, the ele- 
mentary public school system is remarkably well 
organized, though there are many places unpro- 
vided of secondary school privileges. In fact, 
about one-half of Illinois is thus unprovided of 
high schools. In addition to elementary and 
secondary schools, the efforts of the state have 
gone to the advancement of higher schools. Ev- 
ery state has now entered the field of advanced 
work. It is interesting to note that while 
Atlantic states led in maintaining elementary 
and secondary schools, the middle west is the 
homeland of the state universities. Indeed, 
such institutions have met opposition in the At- 
lantic states, grave and knowledge-loving as 
they are. 

Federal grants for educational purposes 
have been, and are munificent. According to 
the grant of 1863. 30 acres per representative in 
the national congress were given to each state 
for supporting higher institutions, and today 



$50,000 in cash are annually paid to every state 
in the Union. Experiment station work has 
profited greatly by these appropriations. 

President James then discussed a large and 
influential class of schools, of which Johns Hop- 
kins and Leland Stanford are examples, estab- 
lished as ordinary corporations, independent 
alike of state and of church influence. 

What, then, is the place of church schools, 
since it is so evident that even if they were at a 
blow swept out of existence, higher education, 
though weakened, would not end. 

First — Their place and function is identical 
with the place and function ot any school doing 
similar work, since they provide the same ad- 
vantages, teach the same subjects. Illinois 
State University does not, and can not do all the 
work for Illinois. But if able, the state should 
not do all. Neither church nor state should 
have exclusive control, if the community is to be 
best served. The case of Germany is worth 
study. The church schools must do as good 
work as the state schools, or suffer eclipse. 

Second — A church school can, and does do 
certain lines of work not likely to be done in 
state schools. Theology, Bible, ethics and most 
history, connected, as it is, with church influ- 
ences, cannot be taught to advantage by state. 
Philosophy and politics may also be added to 
this list. The church system, therefore, repre- 
sents supplementary elements. 

Third — In a democracy like ours there is 
always a tendency to the practical. The unideal 
cultural element must not be pushed out, and 
much of this church schools must give. Dr. 
James mentioned classic lang'uages and arch- 
aeology as culture studies. 

Fourth — The church institution has a larger 
and freer field of experimentation. State man- 
agement tends to a routine that is deadly. Most 
reform movements have originated in church 

Fifth — The education of church members 
themselves in their own denominational schools. 
This is an element hardly to be estimated in 
broadening and elevating the life and thought of 
the churches. The ideal and the practical, lib- 
erty and discipline meet in the church schools 
whose justification is surely established in the 
mind of every Christian patriot. 

The evening program in full was as follows: 

Organ — Prelude Bib] 

Mr. Franklin L. Stead, Musical Director. 

Vocal— The Lord is My Light Marsh 

Miss Bruner. 

Violin — Legende, Op. 314 Bohm 

Miss Long. 

Vocal — The Omnipotence Schubert 

Miss Kreider. 

This brought to a fitting close a full, rich 
day in College history, the effects of which we 
hope shall be apparent in a broader understand- 
ing and a deeper appreciation of the spirit that 
dwells within the place hallowed to so many of 
us by priceless associations. 

Visitors from out of town were: 

Dr. J. A. James, Chicago; Mrs. Mary C. Mer- 
cer, '79, Robinson, 111.; Dr. D. D. Thompson, edi- 
tor of the Northwestern Christian Advocate, Chi- 
cago; Rev. R. L. Mathis, Payson; Rev. A. V. 
Babbs, Roodhouse; Rev. C. L. York, Brighton; 
Rev. G. T. Wetzel, Easton; Rev. A. L. Plowman 
Petersburg; Rev. F. A. McCarty, Mason City; 
Geo. W. Dunseth, and C. W. Ranson, Waverly; 
C. W. Holnbock, Rock Ridge; Rev. N. M. Rigg, 
Mt. Sterling; Rev. W. M. Haily, Barry; Rev. and 
Mrs. W. T. Beadles, Quincy; Rev. J. J. Dugan, 
Bluffs; Geo. Quintal, Bluffs; Rev. A. J. Ives, Ver- 
sailles; Rev. H. S. Cusic, Griggsville; H. A. 
Ravenscroft, Versailles; Rev. Walter Aitkins, 
Mrs. C. R. Taylor, and Miss Taylor, Williams- 
ville; Mrs. Dr. Britton, and Mrs. C. F. McKown, 
Athens; Rev. W. J. Davidson, and Rev. Horace 
Reed, Decatur; Mrs. Carrie Rutledge Orton, Lin- 
coln; Mrs. Kate Taylor, Clinton; Rev. C. W. 
Tinsley, Terre Haute; Thos. Hembrough and 
Miss Nellie Hembrough, Asbury. 

8 e s 

The night after Conference Day, I went to 
the library to read. I was tired — too tired, in 
fact to read — so I soon closed my book and sat 
idly thinking and listening to the clock. "Tick- 
tock, tick-tock." How monotonous it sounded! 
"Tick-tock, tick-tock." I wondered if inanimate 
objects like clocks ever became tired of doing the 
same things in the same way all their lives. 
"Tick-tock, tick-tock." Was I dreaming or did 
I hear a slight cough? "Tick-tock, tick-tock, 
are you all alone?" "Tick-tock, tick-tock, I think 
so." I looked about. There was no one in the 
library but myself. Then the clock stopped tick- 
ing, and I could hear the clock in the chapel still 
tick. But that also stopped a minute later. "How 
do you feel tonight?" This certainly was too 
mechanical for a human voice. Could it be that 
the clocks were going to talk to one another? "I'm 
not quite as spry as usual. William forgot to 
wind me. and I am nearly run down. He has for- 
gotten me several times this year, you know. 
How are you?" 

College Greetings. 

"I am very happy, indeed. I heard so many 
nice thing's from the visitors yesterday, about 
the College and its inhabitants that I can scarce- 
ly make my hands do their work — they tremble 
so. You see, being here in the chapel, I heard 
all the discussions in the afternoon, and also 
heard some of the people talk to each other about 
us all, You know, in the morning', we had some 
guests for chapel exercises. Dr. Harker con- 
ducted the exercises as usual, except that he had 
the girls repeat more Scripture than usual. The 
guests enjoyed the morning service very much, 
for the spirit of reverence and the participation 
in repeating the memorized Scripture are always 
a wonder and a delight to any guest, especially 
one who is here as a guest for the first time. To 
say that the 250 girls who are required to come 
to chapel exercises can repeat from memory in 
perfect unison, eight entire chapters of the Bible, 
and parts of three more chapters, is to say much; 
but to hear the girls give the passages of Script- 
ure with seriousness and enthusiasm, is to make 
one think of the day when our prayer, 

'Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done in earth, 
as it is in heaven!' 

will be answered. The guests also noticed the 
bright, earnest faces of the girls. Several of 
them spoke particularly about the entire body of 
girls being so good looking. They meant these 
words in the sense of pretty, but we old clocks — 
who see the girls every day — know they are truly 
good looking. And we also know that it is be- 
cause, as one of the speakers said: 'Although 
Dr. Harker is a very small man in stature, he 
has more optimism to the cubic inch than any 
man I know. His face is always beaming with 
enthusiasm, and I want to tell you that his en- 
thusiasm is more contagious than the measles.' 

This same speaker referred to our girls as 
the 'hardiest, healthiest, most earnest, intelli- 
gent looking young women' he had met. 

With reference to the College itself, so much 
was 6aid in praise of it that I cannot remember 
half. One speaker said that 'if the Illinois 
Woman's College is a fair sample of a small col- 
lege, there is a great place for it.' Another said 
that he had never favored the idea of an institu- 
tion of this kind, but that he had been converted 
to the idea, and had been converted by the I. W. 
C. Some illustrated their ideas by stories, one 
being the story of a young man who was in love 
with a young lady. The young man was very 

timid, and so — although very much in love — did 
not dare to ask her to marry him. Many times 
he attempted to say the necessary words, and as 
many times his courage failed him. The young 
lady knew he was in love with her, and she 
helped him all she could, but all to no avail. The 
mother of the young lady had made a rule that 
no young' man could stay later than ten o'clock 
when calling upon her daughter. One evening 
the young man called, and as usual tried to put 
the momentous question. The clock struck ten. 
The mother called down and said, 'Mary, is Jack 
there yet?' Mary replied, 'No, mother, but he is 
getting' there.' The speaker went on to add that 
I. W. C. was getting there. 

Another illustration was of an Englishman 
and a Keutuckian. The latter said to the former, 
'You have a great country, haven't you?' 'Yes,' 
said the Englishman, 'you know the sun never 
sets on the British empire. Your country may 
be large, but it can't say that.' 'No,' responded 
the Kentuckian, 'but our boundaries are larger.' 
•How do you make that out?' inquired the 
Englishman. 'Well,' the Kentuckian answered, 
'our country is bounded on the north by the 
Aurora Borealis, on the east by the rising sun, 
on the south by the procession of equinoxes, and 
on the west by the day of judgment.' That, the 
speaker said, was the field of the I. W. C. 

Another told an incident about a college, and 
he said he was sure it must have happened at 
this one. A bright young girl went to college, 
and after arriving there, wrote to her grand- 
mother very glowing accounts of the school, the 
splendid times she had, the magnificent oppor- 
tunities to be found, and what a blessing it was 
for her to be in that particular college. Some 
time later, the pastor of the old lady's church 
called upon her. He asked about herself, and 
her reply was, 'Well, my hope is (like a good old 
Methodist) that at last I may find a home in 
Heaven; but if I should fail, I want to go to I. 
W. C, for that certainly is next best to Heaven.' 

Then Dr. Harker read a letter from one of 
those invited, who was unable to be present. In 
it the writer said: 'The Woman's College has 
the finest field on the planet, and when the Pan- 
ama canal is completed and there is a ship canal 
from Chicago to the Mississippi river, it will 
have the finest territory in the solar system. 
May God bless you and the Woman's College.' 

Just then the big clock in the main hall spoke 
and said, 'That's all very well, but you are only 



College Greetings. 

telling what the speakers said. Now, I heard 
many private conversations, which I think much 
more precious than what you have heard, for 
what I heard was not intended for publication. 
I heard one man say that he was so pleased with 
the College that he would send his two girls here 
next year. Another said, 'I think this is an 
excellent institution. I shall do all I can for 
you.' One of the last year's visitors said, 'I 
haven't added anything to my former impres- 
sions, because they were already very high.' 
Several very favorable comments were made 
about the physical work. One said, 'I believe 
two years of study and a whole body is better 
than four years of study and a broken body. I 
am an earnest advocate of physical culture, and 
I think your system here is excellent.' Another 
said that he had grave doubts when he sent his 
daughter here, tor she was not at all strong, but 
that he was verv well pleased, especially with 
the physical development. Still another said, 
'The drill work in gymnasium was fine. It made 
an old veteran think of the days when he was a 
soldier. Discipline like that means so much for 
the future of these girls.' One man spoke of 
why this College was so successful. He said, 'I. 
W. C. can't help but be a success. There are 
almost as many homes represented here as there 
are girls, and from each one of these homes 
prayers are ascending daily for the success of 
the school as well as of their daughters.' But 
the most beautiful idea of all, I think, was the 
comparison between this school and Isaiah's vis- 
ion. You all know the story of the vision; how 
Isaiah saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, and 
above the throne stood the seraphim, each one 
having six wings — 'with twain he covered his 
face, and with twain he covered his feet, and 
with twain he did fly.' The application was that 
I. W. C. was upon its feet and had covered them 
with the two wings already built. The next 
two wings were to be all the improvements that 
Dr. Harker desired for the College, and with the 
last two wings I. W. C. was to cover the face of 
the earth. The author of this beautiful simile 
said he wondered if Isaiah had seen ahead and 
beheld the I. W. C. when he made that prophecy. 

Just then another voice interrupted. "I do 
wish you would let me talk a little. I heard some 
things in the library that I want to tell about. 
You need not laugh at the idea, for a great many 
people came here to tell their impressions of the 
place. They seemed to think that because it 

was so quiet here, they might talk more freely 
about their surprise at this school." 

"How could they have been surprised," said 
the clock in the little office, "haven't they heard 
all about this place from the alumnae and from 
Dr. Harker and from the friends he has interest- 

"I only know what they said," replied the li- 
brary clock. Most of them had an idea of the 
College, that had been gained several yeas ago, 
and although they had been told about all the 
changes that had been made, still they did not 
fully grasp them in their entirety. One man was 
surprised to find that there were nearly two-hun- 
dred pupils studying music, that there were nine 
teachers, and that on the third floor, one entire 
wing of the building and nearly half of the main 
hall were occupied with music practice rooms and 
studios, thirty-five rooms being used for music 
only. Others were surprised to find a sick room 
and a regular nurse to care for the girls who 
were ill. Some were surprised to find so much 
unity of purpose and so little envy or jealousy 
among the girls. That is due to several things — 
among them being the fact that one of the ideas 
of the school is to discourage bitterness of feel- 
ing between the classes, societies and clubs, and 
another reason being best given in the precep- 
tress' own words. 'Never since I have been in 
this school, has there been such general good 
feeling" among' the faculty. It seems to me that 
we are all working with the same aim in view.' 
Then there was surprise at there being between 
sixty and seventy girls in the Bible study classes. 
This is not with reference to the classes of Bible 
which are taught in the school, but refers to the 
classes which have been organized and are con- 
trolled by the students — principallv, if not en- 
tirely through the efforts of the Y. W. C. A." 

I felt a current of cool air, and I heard a 
strange voice say, "I knew you clocks would be 
discussing the events of Conference Day, so I 
slipped quietly away from the wall of Centenary 
church to come over and hear what was said. 
Did you know what Dr. James of Northwestern 
University said about I. W. C. in his address 
that night?" 

"No, tell us what he said," the four clocks 
exclaimed in unison. 

"He said. You have seen what Dr.Harker can 
do without endowment. Now give him a chance 
to show what he can do with an endowment." 

The draft of cool air became too strong for 
me and I sneezed. I heard a gasp of astonish- 
ment from the clocks, but a second later they be- 
gan to tick as calmly and regularly as though I 
had not heard them, a minute before, discussing 
the events of Conference Day. I waited a little 
while, but my sneeze had broken the spell and 
the clocks would talk no more, so I went upstairs 
and have written for the Greetings my experi- 
ence with the clocks of I. W. C. 

College Greetings. 


An unusually large audience gathered Friday 
afternoon, Jan. 29th, in the chapel to hear the 
senior recital given by Anne Avers Young. Miss 
Young, who is a pupil of Miss Kreider. has a 
contralto voice particularly sweet in its sympa- 
thetic quality. She sings with ease and confi- 
dence, and there is something in the purity of 
her tones which constantly charms. The pro- 
gram was of such a varied character that it was 
well calculated to show the voice capabilities of 
the soloist. The range of subjects was wide, 
yet each was given with artistic effect. 

The first selection, from Gounod, displayed 
the fine dramatic power of Miss Young's voice. 
and the recitation from the Messiah furnished 
an opportunity for the audience to note especially 
•her tone quality. The ballads, too, were es- 
pecially well given, and the program, as a whole, 
was one which marked Miss Young as a coming 
vocalist of exceptional talent. 

This was the program: 

Cavatina — "Lend Me Your Aid" Gounod 

(Queen of Sheba. ) 

Songs — 

a Waldesgespach Schumann 

b Die Juuge Nonne Schubert 

c Plaisirs D'amour Martini 

d La Zuigara Donizetti 

Recit and Air— "O Thou that Tellest". . Handel 
(Messiah. ) 

Songs — 

a A Summer Night Thomas 

b Allah Chadwick 

c Little Boy Blue D'Hardelot 

d Twilight Nevin 

e O that We Two were Maying Nevin 

f My Little Love Hawley 

The Senior recital of Mattie Ellen Deather- 
age and Gertrude Alice Briggs, pupils of Prof. 
Stead, was given in the College chapel Feb. 10, 
before an appreciative audience. Both players 
show decided talent and their playing was with 
force and spirit. 

The following is the program: 

Concerto, G minor, (first movement) Mendelssohn 

Miss Deatherage. 
Sonata, Op. 2. (first movement). Beethoven 

Romance, G fiat Woodman 

Barcarolle Lock 

Mazurka. No. 3 Moszkowski 

Miss Briggs. 

Spinning Song Litloff 

Love Song Henselt 

Pensee Fugitive Henselt 

Shadow Dance MacDowell 

Tarantelle. Op. 2. Mcodi 

Miss Deatherage. 
Polonaise, O. 53. Chopin 

Miss Briggs. 

Flora Balcke's Senior recital was given Fri- 
day afternoon, Feb. 19. Miss Balcke played with 
great skill and brilliancy. Her Hummel, Schu- 
mann and Chopin numbers were especially fine. 

Program: — 

Concerto, A minor. Hummel 

Sonata, Op. 57. Beethoven 

Novellette in F Schumann 

Berceuse. Delbruck 

Valse, Op. 67, No. 1 Chopin 

Etude, (If I were a Bird) Henselt 

Rhapsodie, No. 4 Liszt 

Mabel Wilson, of Virginia, gave her senior 
recital Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20th. Miss 
Wilson has been a pupil of Mr. and Mrs. Stead 
for three years, and her playing would do credit 
to a more experienced player. She plays equally 
well Bach, Beethoven and Liszt. Her smaller 
numbers were delightful. 


Italian Concerto — Allegro, Andante, Alle- 
gretto Beethoven 

To a Water Lily, To a Wild Rose, The 

Eagle MacDowell 

Berceuse Chopin 

Etude, Op. 10, No. 5 Chopin 

Pou pee Volsante Poldini 

Barcollee F Minor Rubenstein 

Rhapsodie No. 11 s Liszt 


The winter picnic given by the Sophomores 
in honor of the Seniors on Jan. 23, was one of the 
most delightful occasions of the year. The 
gymnasium was resplendent in pink roses, ham- 
mocks, summer houses, swings and rustic seats. 
The Sophomores — the gentlemen — were most at- 
tentive to the ladies and left nothing undone 
which would add to the enjoyment of the occasion. 


College Greetings. 


Mary Melton, '91, and her sister, Frances, '96, 
were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Harker at dinner re- 
cently. At evening chapel, Miss Melton gave a 
very interesting talk on "Life in Japan." 

Mrs. Harker, assisted by Miss Austin and 
Miss Cole, entertained the members of the Grace 
Church Missionary Society not long ago. 

The annual reception to the Junior class was 
given by the Seniors Saturday evening, Feb. 6th. 
About 200 people were present. The corridors, 
reception room and chapel, were tastefully dec- 
orated in lavender and white, the Junior clas sail 
voted the occasion a most delightful one and the 
Seniors excellent hostesses. 

Miss Austin entertained a few friends Sat- 
urday, evening, Jan. 31, in honor of Miss Cole, 
State Secretary of the Y. W. C. A. 

The Junior and Senior English classes are 
having some delightful work at present. The 
Juniors have just finished Mid-Summer Night's 
Dream'and have begun to read Ruskin's Sesame 
and Lilies. The Seniors are taking the trip 
with Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims. 

Mr. Stead went to Whitehall recently to act 
as judge for a musical contest held at that place. 

The following new students have entered 
the College of Music this term: Genevieve Alex- 
ander, Kirby Black, Florence Kennedy, of Jack- 
sonville; Marshall Taylor, of Virginia; Lois 
Martin, of Oakland; Pearl Wilson, of Winches- 
ter; Eva Collins, of Perry, la.; Junia Romans, 
of Dennison, la.; Celia Reese, of Pana, and Mrs. 
Geo. Bracey, of Roodhouse. 

The Day of Prayer for Colleges is a day 
which stands pre-eminent among' the great days 
in the College calendar, this year being no ex- 
ception. At 9:30 each class met with its class 
officer for a little prayer meeting. At 10:30 Dr. 
Curl, of the Fry Memorial church, St. Louis, 
preached an able sermon from texts. "Fight the 
Good Fight," and "I have Fought a Good Fight." 
Miss Cole, the State Secretary, was with us on 
that day and for the few days following, in which 
many girls received great help through her. 

A progressive corridor party was given by 
Mrs. Harker and the faculty to the house stu- 
dents Feb. 13th. A progressive menu was ar- 

ranged, and the affair was thoroughly delight- 
ful. There was not even a bonbon or Dill pickle 
left to tell the story. 

Senior essays read this month were: 

"Preservation of the Home" — Ellen Ball. 

"The Southern Mountaineer" — Mabel Miller. 

"Jacksonville's Debt to Her Institutions" — 
Elizabeth Russel. 

"Municipal Leagues" — Lulu Smith. 

"Hospitality, Old and New"— Edith Weber. 

"The Study of Folk Lore"— Gertrude York. 

"Wm. E. Gladstone"— Edna Filson. 

"Success and Tragedy" — Helen Birch. 

"Requirements of Medical Practice in Illi- 
nois" — Bertha Ogram. 

The Athletic Association attended an exhi- 
bition at the School for the Deaf and a ball game 
between the Y. M. C. A. and Illinois College re- 
cently. They report good games and a pleasant 

The school of elocution is planning to give 
a Longfellow recital soon. 

Dr. and Mrs. Harker and the faculty enter- 
tained the house students at a costume party 
Monday evening, Feb. 22d, in honor of Washing- 
ton's birthday. All prominent colonial people 
were there, from Pocahontas to George and Mar- 
tha Washington. 

One of the guests at our recent College Con- 
ference, Mrs. Mary Callahan Mercer, '79, showed 
her loyalty to her old society by a much appreci- 
ated gift of five dollars. She expressed gratifi- 
cation over our beautiful society hall, and said 
that in her day it was the dream which every 
Belles Lettres cherished. 


On Monday evening', January 25, the Belles 
Lettres Society gave its annual play in the Col- 
lege ch;i pel. "The Cricket on the Hearth" was 
the play chosen, and was admirably executed re- 
gardless of the short time for practice. The 
people of the town showed their interest in the 
society by a large audience in spite of the in- 
clemency of the weather. The old English cos- 
tumes were well gotten up, and added greatly to 
the portrayal of the scenes, and the staging, 
though difficult, was well carried out. The char- 

College Greetings. 

icter delineation was exceedingly good. The 
ast of characters as follows: 

ohn Perrybingle, (a carrier) .... Edith Plowman 

)ot, (his wife) Marie Arthur 

dr. Tackleton. (a toy maker) Merta Work 

?aleb Plummer. ( his man) Ethel Craig 

)ld Gentleman Lora Robinson 

>orter Bertha Todd 

iertha, (Caleb's blind daughter). . . Clera Swain 

ilrs. Fielding May Seymour 

day Fielding Amy Ives 

fillv Slowboy Golden Berry man 


^.ct I — Interior of Jno. Perrybingle's Cottage, 
ict II — Abode of Caleb Plummer — The toy shop, 
^.ct III— Same as Act I. 


(Susan Rebhan's Conference Day Paper. ) 

The first Young Woman's Christian Associa- 
ion was founded in England in 1855, and since 
hat time associations have sprung up in nearly 
:very part of the Christian world. 

The American organization was started ia 
.873 by a few colleges, independently of one 
mother, the first being at State Normal School, 
formal. 111. 

During the years between 1877 and 1882 the 
ntercollegiate secretary of the Young Men's 
Christian Association was engaged in the work 
>f organizing young men's associations through- 
>ut the country. In the co-educational colleges 
n the west, both young' men and young women 
vere received into the membership of these as- 
sociations. Through this plan the young women 
itudents shared all the advantages derived from 
he now well organized young men's association. 

But the special work for young women, by 
rouug women, was not being promoted by the 
)lan. Neither was the distinctive work of the 
foung Men's Christian Association advanced by 
his arrangement. 

So this was reorganized and a constitution 
idopted, admitting only men into its member- 
ship. As a result of this step,young women's as- 

sociations began to be formed in colleges. This 
work was done under the supervision of the sec- 
retary of the voting, women's associations, and in 
the next few years, there were eighty or ninety 
young women's associations formed, side by side 
with those of the young men, and on the same 
basis and principles. 

These progressive steps naturally led to a 
state organization, and by 1886 nine such organ- 
izations were formed. The work was now fairly 
started, and in the summer of' the same vear as 
the state organization the first national conven- 
tion was called at Lake Geneva, Wis. There 
were 19 delegates present, and it was at this 
meeting that there was a national organization 
formed, constitution adopted, place of meeting 
selected, and a national secretary appointed. 

Two years later a national paper, "The 
Young Woman's Christian Association Quar- 
terly," started. This continued to grow, and in 
a short time was published under the name of 
••Evangel." It is now published every month, 
giving a report of national, state and individual 

The secretary appointed at the national con- 
vention was to visit the state and college asso- 
ciations wherever it was possible for her to reach 
them. These visits were eagerly sought for by 
the individual associations, for they found her 
counsel and spiritual instruction "a great help. 
For more than two years there was only one 
woman in this work, and she had a vastterritory 
as her field; yet the young secretary, with un- 
tiring and unselfish devotion, bravely and faith- 
fully performed her pioneer work. During this 
period new associations were formed, old ones 
strengthened, a beginning' made in state secre- 
taryship, and more college associations added to 
the national'organization. 

Soon after this the Student Volunteer Move- 
ment for Foreign Missions was organized. By 
means of this, men and women alike became 
student volunteers, vowing their purpose to be- 
come 'foreign missionaries unless providentiallv 

Up to this time no training school had been 
established, so in 1891 an association summer 
school was organized to meet at Bay View, 
Mich., and an assembly held there that year. A 
change of place was. however, deemed desirable, 
so the summer school was transfered in 1892 to 
LakeGeneva, Wis. This proved an invaluable 


College greetings. 

factor in the association development, for the 
young- women who were fitting- themselves for 
secretaries could obtain information and inspira- 
tion there, which was impossible to gain else- 

In March, 1892, at the London conference, 
foundation was laid for the organization of the 
World's Young Women's Christian Association. 
This was not completed till 1894, but then Great 
Britain and America were strongly united in this 
work, sharing equally in the financial responsi- 
bility. In addition to these mutual bonds in the 
work all important decisions were the result of 
the combined effort of the World's Committee. 

In a few years associations began to spring 
up in many of the cities. In New York "The 
Margaret Louise Home" is an interesting feat- 
ure. In most all the cities there are homes 
which correspond to this, some under the name 
of "Settlements." 

In 1895 a city secretary was appointed to 
visit city associations. She soon found the many 
needs of women in a strange city, and almost 
immediately plans for an association house were 
formed wherever it was possible to have them. 

The work so far finds the association just 
about as it is today, only these various plans 
have all developed, and it stands today the 
strongest organization of its kind that ever ex- 

In 1901 there were 402 student, 64 city and 21 
state associations. Even though these statistics 
show a remarkable growth there have been many 
problems that have greatly discouraged the 
national committee. Among these are financial 
straits and failure to execute some of the well 
laid plans; yet the association has prospered glo- 

We of the Woman's College are very proud 
of our association; it was started only four 
years ago, and now it would be hard to consider 
the religious life of the school without it. Ap- 
plied Christianity is evident during the opening 
days of College, when the association girls have 
almost entire care of the new girls, seeing that 
they are comfortable the first few nights and 
doing all in their power to make them happy and 

We have in the association several distinct 

departments, each acting under the direction o: 
a chairman, having for her aim the constant 
growth of her particular department. 

Arrangements for the weekly meetings anc 
appointment of leaders for these meetings is tht 
work of the devotional committee. 

The committee on membership makes a spe 
cial effort to reach all the new students at th< 
beginning of each term and throughout the year 
impressing upon all the necessity and the advan 
tage of becoming active members. 

Through the Bible department we emphasize 
the necessity of daily systematic Bible study 
We have at present about sixty-five girls in reg 
ular classes. Besides the classes there is a mis 
sion study class, through which we hope to coun 
teract the narrowness of a self centered life, in 
creasing our interest and sympathy in th( 
world's great work. 

At the beginning of each term the social de 
partment plans for a social meeting. By this 
means new students become acquainted witl 
each other. Only the association girls realize 
what the association means in a social way. 

Through these various departments we an 
able to reach almost every girl in the college 

We have now one hundred and ten girls it 
the association and hope before the year closei 
to have all of the one hundred and forty students 
now in the home, as active, earnest workers foi 
the great cause. 

As the future of a few years ago is the pres- 
ent of today, so today also, has its future. 

There lies before the Young Woman's Chris- 
tian Association, a field of opportunity, as ye1 
but lightly touched. The factory, the business 
office and the student halls of our land, all cal 
for the association. 

Shall this opportunity be taken? If so, then 
must be some advance. Larger gifts of mone} 
are needed to support workers, and a larger force 
of secretaries with more provisions for training 
them. But most of all is needed a larger numbei 
of wise and prayerful women consecrating them- 
selves to this work. 





NO 7 



Pull of the spirit of the past, with all its 
witchery and alluring romance, yet with present 
beauty, are the leg-ends of King Arthur and his 
Knights of the Round Table. 

Springing from a land or lands, in which 
tradition and mystic lore easily gained credence, 
but perhaps most because of certain beautiful 
properties they became established. 

The human heart is the same the world over; 
times, customs but affect the outward being-. 

What is ours by inheritance may easily be- 
come ours by adoption — passing into a fixed 
habit, and becoming a permanent part. 

Chivalry and knight-errantry are our heri- 
tage. The glamour of the sword, the exultation 
of conquest thrill alike. 

Dull, indeed, would life and literature be 
without the refreshing element of romance. In 
an endeavor to interpret the earliest accounts, 
as handed down, of the Arthurian legends, we 
are lost in a "pathless maze." Tradition leads 
us through many climes seeking the "Arthur- 
land" and scene of action. Southern Scotland, 
Northern England, France and Wales claim 
alike the reign of Arthur, each embellishing his 
deeds and those of his followers to tit the time 
and scene. 

He is at one time a Celtic hero, yet earlier in 
the Welsh legends he appears, France and Ger- 
many perpetuating the legends through song. 

In the middle ages, romances were sung by 
wandering minstrels before the invention of the 
printing press. They passed from court to 
court and land to land, singing the songs they 
had heard or made. Doubtless these songs car- 
ried more of the real spirit of the age than a 
modern conception can convey. 

Only such romances as appealed to the peo- 
ple were likely to be preserved and handed down. 
Wm. Butler Yeats, "The Father of the Irish 
Renaissance," said in a lecture before the Twen- 
tieth Century Club of Chicago, "People no 
longer depend upon the folk-tale and the ballad; 
this is true all over the world except in the West 
of Ireland where traditions are still re-told." 

Wiser to accept than to question, for mystery 
enshrouds all the earliest legends. 

The Round Table, in Arthurian legend, was 
a table made by Merlin, the magician, and was 
handed down to Arthur, who received it with 100 
knights as a wedding gift. 

The table would seat 150 knights. One seat 
was called the siege, or seat perilous, because it 
was death to any knight to sit upon it unless he 
were the knight whose achievement of the Holy 
Grail was possible. The romance of the Grail 
and the Round Table are closely connected. The 
Holy Grail, or San Graal, the holy vessel which 
received at the cross the blood of Christ which 
was now became a symbol of the Divine pres- 

This holy vessel was originally brought by 
Joseph of Arimathea from Palestine to Britain, 
but had vanished from the sight of man. "The 
times grew to such evil that the holy cup was 
caught away to Heaven and disappeared." 

It was the quest for this sacred vessel to 
which the Knights of the Round Table bound 
themselves. This "search for the supernatural," 
this "struggle for the spiritual," this blending of 
the spirit of Christianity with that of chivalry 
immediately transformed the Arthurian legend 
and gave to its heroes immortality. 

A new spirit breathed in the old legend — the 
spirit of reverence and worship, which ever finds 
lodgment in the human mind, waiting but to 
give outward expression by sign or symbol. 

Very impressive was the ceremony with 

College greetings. 

which the new knight was admitted to the service 
of the "Blameless King" and to the order of the 
Round Table. 

The knight offered his sword on the altar to 
signify his devotion to the church and determina- 
tion to lead a holy life. The title was conferred 
by binding the sword and spurs on the candidate, 
after which a blow was dealt him on the cheek 
or shoulder as the last affront he was to receive 
unrequited. He then took an oath to protect 
the distressed, maintain right against might, 
and never, by word or deed, to stain his character 
as a knight or a Christian. Very firm and bind- 
ing were the ties of this circle of knights. Loy- 
alty was not only every man's duty, but his 
privilege as well; devotion to king, common aim 
or quest, and purity of life and deed. A won- 
derful parable of human life in this quest of the 
knights of old. 

Knighthood was introduced into England by 
William the Conqueror, and every holder of a 
certain extent of land called a "knight's fee" be- 
came a member of the knightly order. 

King Arthur, than whom there is no more 
beautiful character in legend or song, interests 
us "because he is a man tried at all points like 
unto ourselves, struggling with sense at war 
with soul, beaten in the conflict, but leaving be- 
hind an imperishable ideal, around which future 
ages shall build a purer and better reality." 

Surely the knights of such a king could not 
but in following him reflect the spirit of true 

Many of the knights of Arthur's court are 
familiar to us by name and deed — Lancelot, Ge- 
raint, Sir Modred and Sir Percivale — brave, but 
weak all, failing in their search for the Grail, 
they fell into error, but at last were purified by 
their holy mission. 

But it is to Sir Galahad that we turn oftenest 
and with warmest affection — Galahad, who re- 
ceived this benediction from his king when 
knighting him: "God make thee good as thou 
art beautiful;" and again, "for such as thou art 
is the vision." 

It remained alone for this knight, who was 
the perfect type of chastity, and whose "strength 
was as the strength of ten, because his heart 
was pure," to succeed in his search for the Holy 

This new-old legendary theme of the Round 
Table, together with the Holy Grail, is a living 
force in the literature of the present day. 

Thus ever, "life utters itself in literature, 
and in return, literature utters itself in life." 

Art, too, has endeavored to interpret the 
spirit of this theme. A beautiful series of 
paintings illustrating the "Quest of the Holy 
Grail," by Edwin Abbey, have been hung in the 
new public library of Boston. Watts is another 
artist who has made this the subject of his art. 
His figure of Sir Galahad, with his white 
charger, is a most familiar one. 

Widespread interest has been created or re- 
awakened in the legend of the Grail by the pro- 
duction of Wagner's "Parsifal" in America. 
"Parsifal interprets the most passionate and 
the profoundest life of the human soul — through 
painting, poetry, acting and music, the religious 
life of humanity." The Holy Grail and the sa- 
cred spear by which the wound was made in the 
Savior's side, are the figures round which the 
production centers. A critic has written that it 
"may be regarded as a literary drama, in which 
the treasure-house of ancient legend has been 
ransacked by one enthusiastically familiar with 
its contents, and from its lore woven a new 
story, ancient in its literary pattern, medieval in 
its spirit, but universal in its expression of hu- 
man life." 

The closing scene is sacredly beautiful. 
Parsifal stands holding the glowing cup in his 
hands, the center of a sacred halo. Parsifal 
tried, defeated, regenerated, victorious! 

Tennyson, in his Idylls of the King, has 
gathered and refashioned these legends beauti- 
ful, and to him more than any other, perhaps, is 
due the praise of existing interest. 

There are many variations of this time-old 
theme, yet with ever a central purpose. 

Lowell, in his "Vision of Sir Launfal" in 
modern lay Spencer, Shakespeare, Milton and all 
have appropriated and embodied the lesson 
of the legends. 

Indeed, as Sir Walter Scott has sung — 

"The mightiest chiefs of British song 

Scorned not such legends to prolong." 

Barry, 111. 




"L 15" has been my seat in the library of the 
British Museum for the past few months. At 
the next desk on my left is a French Catholic 

College Greetings. 


priest, and on my right is a German musical 
writer. The list of readers in the museum 
library embraces every nationality. There are 
many Americans. Quite a number are students 
doing- graduate work, writing their university 
dissertations. Others are writers of note, col- 
lecting material for books which will soon appear 
from the publishers. For reference work there 
is no library in the world which can compare 
with the British Museum. The National Library 
it Paris contains a larger number of volumes, 
but the conveniences for work are far inferior to 
those here. As yet there has been no arrange- 
ments for lighting the Paris Library. The ques- 
tion is still being discussed whether gas or 
ilectricity shall be used, and neither has been 
aut into operation. 

The Royal Library at Berlin is especially 
well equipped in works of philology, philosophy 
ind history, but there is much to contend 
igainst. The Germans are very deliberate in 
:heir movements. It takes their librarians nearly 
;wenty-four hours to get a book from the cases 
ind bring it to the reading room for use. Every 
jook must be ordered the day before you wish to 
lse it. A German professor who is lecturing in 
he University of London was spending his vaca- 
:ion in Munich. He says that he went into the 
Jniversity library one morning about 11 o'clock 
ind asked for a certain book. After a great 
;earch through the catalogues it was found, and 
le was told he could have the book by 11 the 
lext day. The professor was exasperated. He 
old them he could take a train for London in an 
lour, arrive there at 8 o'clock the next morning 
ind have the book he wanted at the British 
duseum at half past 9. 

Nothing could surpass the completeness of 
he catalogues and the rapidity with which the 
)ooks are handled in this library. In twenty 
ninutes after a book has been ordered it is 
>laced upon your desk, and you may use it six 
nonths if you desire, having it reserved each 
:vening. There is no limit in the number of 
>ooks ordered by one person. The courtesy of 
he attendants should also be mentioned. Of 
he hundreds employed it is almost remarkable 
hat an impatient word is never heard spoken by 
my of them. And surely they have many things 
o test their patience. A few readers come to 
he library whose purpose, I fear, they them- 
elves could not define. There is a nervous old 
nan with long white beard who spends most of 
lis time going through catalogues. He never 

seems to find what he wants, and always has a 
librarian at his elbow. Sometimes he becomes 
angry at the attendants when he cannot find that 
indefinite something for which he is searching. 
Occasionally he takes a book and turns the leaves, 
and seeming to catch an inspiration he writes on 
little red, yellow, blue and green papers which 
emerge from his pockets. The quaint little 
woman who hobbles around on one crutch at- 
tracts the strangers' attention. She wears a 
peculiar green sacque— not cut after French mod- 
els — but probably of her own design, for she is 
an artist. As soon as she finds her place in the 
morning she takes from her red plush hand-bag 
a box of water colors, which reminds me of the 
little paints we children used to amuse ourselves 
with. She paints all day long, copying pictures 
out of very old books. 

It was his lameness which caused Sir Walter 
Scott to become an author instead of a soldier, 
and there are men and women here who, possibly 
because they were deprived the blessing of more 
active life, have learned to find their pleasures in 
searching after truth. 

There is one man who walks with two small 
canes, his tiny body out of all proportion to his 
head. His head is large, and looks like that of 
a wise man. Happy is that person who can for- 
get himself in searching into a world of great 

It is interesting to notice the dress of people. 
The dark brown man from India wears a yellow 
turban and a long flowing robe of the same color, 
but these cool days he finds it necessary to wear 
an English overcoat over his gay dress. The 
contrast of the clothing makes a curious com- 

I should like to have a snap shot of the rosy- 
cheeked Dutch woman who wears her dress skirt 
to her shoe tops. The Dutch short skirt is very 
different from the American walking skirt. The 
American woman is the only woman who knows 
the luxury of a well fitting short skirt. The 
most of the English women go about in skirts 
long enough to save the janitor the trouble of 
sweeping the floors. 

The French woman always looks dainty and 
"chic'' wherever you see her. You will know her 
instantly by her walk. She takes little mincing 
steps, while the American woman takes rather 
long strides. Critics tell us the English woman 
has the best walk of all. 

It is not so easy to distinguish the dress of 
men of different nations, but still they have very 


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different characteristics. The German student 
always wears glasses and wears an absorbed 
look that shows he must not be disturbed. The 
English clergyman is known by his round flat 
hat, which is very unbecoming to most of them. 
Every other Englishman who expects to be 
recognized as a "gentleman" wears a silk hat. 
His clothes may be worn threadbare, but a silk 
hat he must have. It is said that if an English- 
man's house was on fire his high hat would be 
the first thing rescued. There is something de- 
lightfully independent in the dress and manner 
of an American. He always looks like he was 
enjoying himself, yet even the German admits 
that the American student knows how to work. 

I am constantly surprised at the abundance 
of material here in my particular line of study. 
In tracing the influence of German literature 
upon English, or English upon German, one can 
work here to much better advantage than in any 
German library. For here we not only have the 
English sources, but the German also. I will 
not speak of the thousands of volumes and man- 
uscripts, many of them of priceless value, for the 
guide books give such information; but I wish to 
mention the gratitude which we, as American 
students, owe to the English people for the priv- 
ileges of study in the library of the British 

London, Eng. 




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The three girls stole softly back into the 
other room, leaving- Mr. Ordway standing before 
the picture, his head bowed upon his breast. Jo, 
much moved, slipped into the piano seat, and 
playing softly, presently began to sing one of 
the dear ballads that never grow old because 
they bear an ever new message of tender hope. 

It was a sweet way of showing her sympa- 
thy, and after a time Mr. Ordway came out and 
begged tor more. Jo sang on for an hour or 

Finally her fingers strayed over the keys, 
picking out stray notes, and fitting them into 
melody to be taken up in a burst of song from 
the opera. 

It was surprisingly well done, and elicited 
Mr. Ordway's enthusiastic applause. 

"Wouldn't it be grand," exclaimed Jo in a 
sort of hushed rapture, "to sing to the heart of 
the world, as Nordica does?" 

"My dear child," said Mr. Ordway, earnestly, 
"the world has no heart. 

"You mav think it fine to sing as Nordica 
does — and it is a fine thing to do — but, I tell you, 
the world will some day fling her aside. The 
world has no more use for an old diva after the 
divine voice loses its quality and age steals her 
comeliness. Sing, if you want to, but sing to 
the individual heart. 

"There are poor fellows dying tonight in St. 
Louis hospitals who would die easier if some 
sympathetic Nordica would sing them a scrap of, 
'Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me!' 

' 'I know, because I once heard a voice, not re- 
markably sweet, either, sing, 'In the Sweet Bye 
and Bye' across my boy's grave. And that was 
what comforted me tonight when you sang it to 
me again. Isn't that better than having a whole 
theatre-full of noisy men and fashionable women 
tearing their gloves and firing bouquets that hit 
you on the nose?" 

"I believe it is," said Jo, softly, feeling bet- 
ter for the little sermon. 

"Then sing on all your life," said Mr. Ord- 
way, heartily, "not for money, not for applause, 
but because there's music in your happy soul, 
and you must needs let it out, even though the 
world may never run after you — and I sincerely 
hope it never will." 

The next morning Mr. Ordway sent for the 
girls to come into the library. 

His hands were full of papers. 

"I suppose," he said, "that you have felt a 
little curiosity about my reasons for bringing 
you to St. Louis. There are a variety of very 
good reasons I might give. 

"It was quite by accident that I happened 
down to your place last summer, and I staid 
longer than I had intended. 

"Someway, it interested me to find three 
portionless girls bravely making the best of a 
bad situation. 

"And I felt exceedingly curious to learn just 
how you came out with your experiment. 

"Then, it was gratifying to feel the friendly 
regard you all seemed to give an old fellow who, 
though he might be the poorest lawyer in St. 
Louis, has all the weak sensibilities which are 
apt to be wounded by the loftiness of one's con- 


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"I have not in years experienced anything like 
the thrill of pleasure it gave me to have Miss 
Polly here urge me to remain after she supposed 
my money was all gone." 

Polly hung her head in swift confusion. 

And Mr. Ordway continued with fun in his 
eyes, "Though it was most unbusinesslike, and 
if pursued as a system among- boarding houses, 
would bankrupt even the Planters' in short 

"However, I thought it was only fair that I 
should offer her the hospitality of Lindell ave- 
nue, much as I regret that it isn't the boulevard. 

"But even that is not my only reason. 

"I suppose you have all forgotten it, but Miss 
Jo gave me certain papers relating to a claim 
your father was thought to have on land some- 
where in Texas." 

"Why, yes!" exclaimed Jo, "I believe I do 
remember it." 

"Now," said Mr. Ordway, "I have always 
thought of Texas as a great big desert, but it 
seems that there are most amazing ooses in it." 

Here he unfolded the papers, and spread 
them over his desk with great deliberation. 

"I found," he said, "by much correspondence 
and a trip South to investigate the confusion re- 
sulting from a multitude of differing surveys, 
that your father did have an undoubted claim to 
the tract of land herein described. It seems that 
his claim was contested years ago, and I infer 
that it was left in this unsettled state from lack 
of proper counsel. 

"However, the land was unquestionably his. 

"Part of it is of small value, bnt on a portion 
of it a part of the city of San Antonio has been 

"I have, as yet, formed only a rough estimate 
of the value of this property, but I have the hap- 
piness of telling you that to my certain knowl- 
edge, you are three very rich young ladies." 

Mr. Ordway looked over his glasses in a 
calm, judicial way to see how his astounding bit 
of news was being received. 

The three g^irls sat in absolute silence. They 
had hold of one another's hands, as if they meant 
to cling very close together in this supreme mo- 
ment of their lives. 

Their faces were a study of intense surprise, 
delight, and even fear. It was little Polly who 
broke away from the rest, and running up to Mr. 
Ordway, with a sob in her throat, knelt down, 
and seizing that kind hand in both her own, 
pressed it to her lips and sobbed above it. 

The calm, judicial look vanished, and Mr. 
Ordway's own sight became suddenly dim. 

He had not expected that. 

"Why — why — " he said, looking up to see 
Helen and Jo wipe away furtive tears, "I declare! 
it isn't such a calamity as all that." Which 
caused them all to laugh, and the air to clear up 
wonderfully after the brief thunder shower was 
over, and Mr. Ordway to bend like a prince and 
raise Polly to her feet. 

After some moments Jo said, "Mr. Ordway, 
are these people who built on land that was not 
theirs to be turned out of their homes?" 

Polly gave a hurried, "We can't do that." 

Mr. Ordway's eyes felt misty again. 

"Righteous little souls!" he said within him- 
self, and cleared his throat ostentatiously. 

"Well!" said he, "let us put it this way: 
suppose the title to "Hallinoaks" was not quite 
clear, and there was a man — we'll say a poor 
man — who someway found out that the land 
really belonged to him. We will suppose he is a 
generous man, as well as a just man, and know- 
ing how you love your home, he comes to you 
and offers to give you a clear, indisputable title 
for the small consideration of say one hun- 
dred dollars. 

"What would you think of that?" 

"I would do it," said Jo, "and feel glad to 
have the chance of helping the poor man, and 
myself, too." 

"Exactly," said Mr. Ordway, "and that is 
just what we propose to carry out with the San 
Antonio homesteaders." 

"But maybe there are some poor widows who 
haven't got any hundred dollars," said Polly. 

"And what if there is a princely hotel, with 
a proprietor many times a millionaire," said Mr. 
Ordway; "what then?" 

"Why, he ought to pay for himself and all 
the poor widows, too," said Polly, with convic- 

Mr. Ordway's jolly laugh greeted this most 
extraordinary solution of the difficulty. 

"Well!" he said, "we'll spare the widows, 
any way. 

"And now, there must-be some one appointed 
to manage this momentous affair for vou. Is 
there any one you can think of — a safe, honora- 
ble man that you would like to trust with your 

"Yes! you," came in a chorus from the 

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College Greetings. 


Published Monthly in the interest of Illinois 

Woman's College during the 

College Year. 

DELLA D1MMITT, '86, Editor 
GERTRUDE YORK, '04. 1 „,„„„«, 


MAE SEYMOUR, -04. f 

JESSIE BULLARD, musical editor 



Alumnas, Faculty and Students are invited to con- 
tribute articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 

Jacksonville. Ill, 

Printed in the office of Frank H. Thomas, Jacksonville, 111. 
No. 227V^ E. State St. Telephone Illinois 418. 

The trustees have authorized the erection of 
still another addition to the College property. 
This time it is a new boiler house, a dream 
which has heretofore seemed a long' way in the 
future. It is to be erected on the south end of 
the recently purchased property east of the Col- 
lege. The building, when completed, will be a 
three story structure 65 by 40 feet, besides a 
large coal cellar in the rear. The two boilers 
now in use will be removed to the new building, 
and two new and larger boilers will be installed. 

There will still be room for two additional 
ones, for this is building for the future, when 
President Harker has in his vision a separate 
building for the College of Music and others not 
yet visible except to the eye of the spirit, all of 
which are yet to materialize somewhere on the 
campus and to be heated by the same plant. For 
this purpose the new boiler house, as planned, 
will be adequate, but for the present the two 
boilers now in use, with two additional ones, will 
have a heating capacity sufficient for some time 
to come. 

The building is to be erected at once, and 
will be in readiness for use when the fall term 

It is hoped that an electric light plant may 
also be installed in the same building. The plans 
are drawn with that as a possibility in the faith 
that some generous friend or friends will arise 
to bring this about. The floor above will be left 
in one great apartment, its use to be determined 

It might be converted into the much needed 
steam laundry, or as a gymnasium, a space 65 by 
46 feet would meet all requirements. 

At any rate, it will be utilized for some wise 
purpose. The cost of these latest improvements 
will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000, 
but this will add immeasurably to the equipment 
of the College. 

Meanwhile the spirit of the College, as was 
said on conference day, continues to be a spirit 
of need. The new boiler house is without doubt 
the most pressing necessity, and is designed to 
serve the needs in that direction for an indefinite 
time to come. But things are not made to last 
forever, even in a college, and it occurs to some 
of us who pass through the College often that 
the reception room is beginning to take on the 
air of having seen better days. 

Seventeen years of constant wear have 
proved the texture of the carpet to have been 
good, but its beauty if not its usefulness has 

Twice in recent history the room has been 
refurnished. The class of '88, by private sub- 
scription, collected S200, which was spent in this 
way; then later the class of '95 inaugurated a 
movement that resulted in a like sum being col- 
lected and spent in papering, purchasing new 
curtains, furniture and the mantel in the south 

Last year the alumnae, without making any 
special effort, through their annual dues, had 
$50 over and above all expenses, which was 
turned over to the Students' Aid Association. 

If this year, we make a systematic and vig- 
orous effort to impress upon each alumna the 
necessity of paying that dollar each owes into 
the association's treasury, we could completely 
refurnish our reception room and have it in keep- 
ing with the rest of the appointments of the 

The Alumnae Association is certainly being 
managed these later years upon extremely eco- 
nomical lines. The refreshments at our annual 
reunion in May are of the simplest character, 
and aside from that one or two small printing 
bills are almost the only expenses we incur. So 
that practically all income from the dues might 
be annually diverted to something visible and 
permanent in the upbuilding of our College. 

When Dr. Burt, of Rome, the superintendent 
of Italian missions, gave us his talk on our 
church educational interests in Italy, he told us 
of the boys' manual training school at Venice 

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and the exquisite carved wood work the}' did, 
suggesting that if we needed a desk or chair or 
any article of furniture to be purchased as a 
memorial that we keep in mind the work of these 
Venetian boys. The idea suggested a practical 
way of doing missionary work, besides coming 
into possession of some article of artistic worth. 

This is merely by the way. 

The main fact is that the reception room 
wears an air of shabby gentility, and the sug- 
gestion is offered that this year the alumnae 
make its refurnishing the definite object of what- 
ever funds we have to spare. 

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(Continued from page 5.) 

Mr. Ordway looked fully as pleased with this 
mark of confidence as though he had not known 
beforehand their choice would be such. 

"Then," said he, "I must have my wards 
with me — under my own roof — for I am aware 
there is some work to be done yet in an educa- 
tional wav. that they may be fitted for the 
position to which a strange good fortune has 
raised them. I think my home is the place for 
you, at least until next summer's season begins." 
Mr. Ordway smiled a little. 

"But there is Margaret," said Jo. 

"And Tom." said Polly. 

"Why can't they live in Hallinoaks?" ex- 
:laimed Mr. Ordway, as if in extreme surprise; 
'you surely won't turn your faithful servants 
)ut of their old home, now that you have become 
wealthy, will you?" 

Then they all laughed over the absurdity of 
such a suggestion, and Tom's and Margaret's 
Dlace was settled in a way that left no doubt as 
:o its wisdom. 

"It is all so grand and wonderful," said 
Helen, "that I can't make myself believe it is not 
ill a dream, and that I shall not wake up in the 
.norning and find myself at "Hallinoaks," plan- 
ling how we are to manage through the winter 
jntil time for our summer boarders. 

To think that we shall never keep them 

"But we shall," announced Jo, "and I pro- 
Dose right here that we open up the house the 
arst of June for " 

"Mr. Ordway!" cried Helen and Polly, an- 
:icipating Jo. 

"I don't know about that," said Mr. Ordwav. 
enjoying the fact that the girls had not yet 
found out that he was a great and famous 

judge " I don't know about that. I am a lit- 

:le afraid I could not afford it, at two dollars a 
vveek more — and in advance, too." 
(The End.) 


The old morality play, "Everyman," was 
given by the Senior English class, Feb. 29th, in 
the College chapel, and was a decided success, 
both from a literary and financial standpoint. 
The Daily Journal said of the performance: 

"The audience was large and appreciative, 
and it is safe to say the stage work has never 
been surpassed by local amateur talent. At 
times the acting was so sincere, so perfect, so 
true, that it seemed as though the audience were 
listening not to a class of young college girls, 
but to the most renowned stage characters of the 

The heaviest part of the work fell upon 
Anne White, who took the part of Everyman, 
who was upon the stage from the beginning to 
the end of the play. 

Each young lady in the cast acted her part 
perfectly. The play was given under the direct 
charge and supervision of Miss Neville, teacher 
of English literature, and its splendid success 
speaks volumes of praise for her, as well as for 
those who took the part of the characters." 

The play, "Everyman," was one of the old 
morality plays which the monks gave at the 
monasteries in the fifteenth century for the pur- 
pose of giving religious instruction to the com- 
mon people. Just who is the author of the play 
is not known, but it was no doubt a monk or a 
student in some monaster)'. 

The following is a' brief story of the play: 
God tells of His servants on earth having 
forgotten His ways and teachings, and calls 
upon His Messenger Dethe (death) to appear 
unto Everyman, and summon him to give an ac- 
count before God. Everyman comes forth, carry- 
ing' his mandolin and wearing' a gorgeous robe 
of red velvet, trimmed in ermine. Dethe tells 
him that the hour of final reckoning is at hand, 
and that he has but a few moments in which to 
prepare. Everyman asks if he must go alone, 
and Dethe tells him that lie need not if he can 
get any one to accompany him. Everyman calls 
on his old friend. Felawshyp (fellowship), who 
promises to do anything for him, but upon learn- 
ing that he must die to accommodate Everyman, 
Felawshyp refuses and walks away. Everyman 
then calls upon Kyndrede (kindred), and Cousin, 
relations, who profess their love to him, but 
upon learning his desire, they also take their 


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departure. Goodes (goods), Wealth he had ac- 
cumulated, is then called upon, but tells him 
they were his slaves only in prosperity, and de- 
serts him. Good Dedes (deeds) are next called. 
They are so weak they are not able to arise, but 
tell him they have a sister Knowledge, who will 
assist him. Knowledge, upon appearing, tells 
Everyman that if he desires assistance or relief 
he must go to Coufessyon (confession). Con- 
fessyon appears, and while Everyman is humbly 
begging pardon and forgiveness, Good Dedes 
suddenly acquires strength enough to arise. 
After confessing, Everyman takes off his gay 
robe and scourges himself and puts on a gray 
mantle, the garment of sorrow. He is then told 
that Beaute (beauty) Streugthe, Dyscrecoyn 
(discretion) and Fyve Wyttes (five wits) will go 
with him. They appear, but remain with him 
only until he shows his grave, and then they 
leave. However, Good Dedes promises to remain 
with him always, and Knowledge agrees to stay 
with him as long as his life lasts. All the while 
Dethe has been waiting for his victim, and 
finally Everyman goes down into his grave. 
Then comes an Aungell (angel) aud tells the 
meaning of it all, and says that Everyman has 
gone to his account before God, after which a 
priest comes forth and admonishes all to take the 
lesson, as drawn, into their own hearts and 
profit by it. 

At the conclusion a tableau was presented, 
in which the players grouped themselves on the 
stage, while the Glee Club, behind the curtain, 
sang "Ave Maria." The scene was very beauti- 

The proceeds of the play, upwards of $50, is 
to be devoted to the building up of the library. 

The cast was as follows: 


God - 







Good Dedes 

Knowledge - 




Dyscrecyon - 

Fyve Wyttes 


Elizabeth Russell 

Bertha Todd 
Anne White 
Etna Stivers 

- Mabel Miller 
Edna Filson 

Emma Bullard 
Gertrude York 

- Edith Weber 
Bessie Turner 

- Edna Kienzle 
Mottie Brown 

- Olive Mathis 
Mary Timmons 

Winifred Palmer 


Saturday night, March 5th, two very inter- 
esting basket ball games were played in the 
College gymnasium. A team chosen from the 
girls of Illinois defeated a team of girls from 
Indiana and Iowa by a score of 7 to 2. Then 
the fat girls played a very exciting game with 

the lean girls, which was decided in favor of the 
latter. A small admission was charged, and the 
proceeds went to the gymnasium fund. The 
girls are all very much interested in the gymna- 
sium fund, which is growing rapidly. 

Thursday evening, March 10th, a number of 
Athletic Association girls went down to the ath- 
letic meet between the Y. M. C. A. and I. C. at 
the Y. M. C. A. building. 

The basket ball teams are planning to wear 
either white or blue sweaters in their games and 
in the regular gymnasium work this spring. 


W. C. 



As the interest in missions has been very lax 
in our association for some time, it is with un- 
usual delight that we are watching the gradual 
increase of sympathy with this department. 
Although we started at the beginning of the 
term with a mission study class of about six, we 
now number three or four times as many, and 
these members are rapidly making it known 
what a delightful class we have. 

The missionary convention at Bloomington 
has already proved of inestimable value to our 
study, and our delegates are given no rest, nor 
do they intimate as yet that there are any limits 
to the supply of information and good thoughts 
which they brought back with them. 

At the missionary meeting Sunday night, for 
which many valuable charts had been prepared, 
the reports were only commenced — Dr. Harker, 
Elma Dick, Golden Berryman and Gertrude York 
having given theirs when the meeting had to 
close. Consequently we are looking for many 
good thoughts from the reports to be given next 
Sunday by the remaining delegates, namely — 
Miss Austin, Miss Cole, Marie Arthur and Louise 
Facht. Another feature which made our meet- 
ing especially interesting was the reading of a 
letter from the girl whom our association is sup- 
porting in Japan. 

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Y. W. C. A. monogram pins have been or- 
lered by the association. As these are very neat 
ind pretty and represent the highest department 
>f the College, a number of orders were given. 



Miss Cole and Nellie Holnback spent Sunday, 
vfarch 6th, at Carrollton, the guests of Mrs. 
essie Achenbach Curnutt, '02. 

Mrs. M. L. Rhodes, of Redmon, 111., visited 
ler daughter Jessie over Sunday, March 13th. 

During the month the seniors have finished 
eading their essays, and the juniors have begun, 
senior essays read this month were: 

"Pope Leo" — Mottie Brown. 

"Science in the Public Schools" — Besse 

"The Advantages of Scientific Education" — 
Jertha Todd. 

"Compulsory Sanitation" — Mae Thompson. 

Junior essays: 

"Luck" — Carrie Luken. 

"The Atlantic Monthly" — Mabel Burns. 

"The Novel" — Lucy Standeford. 

Miss Cole gave an evening of readings at 
Springfield March 7th for the benefit of the 
f. M. C. A, 

The New Absence Rules are posted on the 
mlletin board, and are to be in effect for all of 
his semester beginning with Feb. 1st. 

Dr. Win. Burt, of Rome, Italy, favored the 
College with a brief visit and most interesting 
Uiapel talk on Monday morning, Feb. 29th. 

Miss Tucker, of Memphis, Tenn., who con- 
lucted the Bible readings at Grace church, spent 
l few days with us at the College. Her chapel 
alks were very inspiring, and she completely 
von the hearts of the girls. 

The Northwestern Christian Advocate for 
reb. 24th has a most interesting account of con- 
erence day at the College and sketch of Dr. 
larker, and what he has accomplished for the 

Lucile Brown and Linnie Dowell visited at 
he executive mansion Sunday, March 13th. 

Mrs. F. M. Morrison and little daughter 
3elen, of Akron, O., have been spending a few 
lays at the College. Some of the old girls will 

remember that Mrs. Morrison taught the geom- 
etry classes for a few weeks in January, 1901, on 
account of Miss Austin's illness. 

Mrs. Maude Harker Metcalf returned to her 
home at Kewanee March 17th after an extended 
visit at the College. 

On Wednesday evening, March 16th, the 
seniors appeared at dinner wearing their new 
pins. They are of gold, diamond shape, inside 
of which is a smaller diamond of purple enamel 
bearing the legend, I. W. C, '04. They are very 
neat and pretty pins, of which the class are just- 
ly proud. 

Miss Bruner went to Chicago Saturday, 
March 12th, to attend the opening of the grand 

Hazel Kennedy, of Decatur, 111., a student of 
James Milliken University, visited Birdie Peck 
over Sunday, March 13th. 

A number of music students and the musical 
history class, chaperoned by Misses Burnett, 
Higby and Kreider. attended the grand opera, 
II Trovatore, at Springfield March 9th. 

Edith Plowman was a bridesmaid at the 
Milburn-Webb wedding Wednesday evening', 
March 16th — the second time this year she has 
acted in this capacity. 

Miss Stewart spent Sunday, March 13th, at 
Keokuk, la., visiting a college friend. 


Ethel Blanche Hatch gave her senior recital 
on Feb. 25th. Her technique was clear and sure, 
and her interpretation excellent. Her Schubert- 
Liszt, Greig and Saint-Saens numbers were es- 
pecially good. 

The program was as follows: 


Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3 - - - Beethoven 

(1st movement.) 

Mazurka Caprice Mason 

Intermezzo, Op. 28 Meyer-Helmund 

Hark, hark! the Lark - - Schubert-Liszt 

Erotik, ) 

- - - Grieg 
Bridal Procession, ) 

*Scherzo .... - Saint-Saens 

(From Concerto G minor). 

"■Orchestral parts on second piano. 



College Greetings. 

The senior recital of Jessie Maude Vandine 
and Jessie May Bullard, pupils of Mr. Stead, 
was given March 17th. Both players did them- 
selves credit, showing much talent and faithful 
study. Their program was as below: 
Adagio and Rondo .... Weber 
(From Concerto in E flat.) 

Miss Vandine. 
Sonata in one movement - - Scarlatti 

Romance, E flat - - - Rubinstein 

Staccato Caprice - - - - Vogrich 

La Gondola, No. 2 - - - - Henselt 
Valse de Concert in F - - - Moszkowski 

Miss Bullard. 
Romance-Serenade - - Wilson Smith 

Scherzino ----- Schumann 

Nocturne, Op. 37, No. 1 - - Chopin 

Valse, Op. 64, No. 3 - - - - Chopin 
Rhapsodie, No. 13 - - - - - Liszt 

Miss Vandine. 
Finale (from Concerto in A) - Mendelssohn 

Miss Bullard. 

Miss Phebe Jefferson Kreider's voice recital 
was given Monday evening, March 14th. Miss 
Kreider, the head of the vocal department, has 
studied under the great masters both of Europe 
and this country, and is an artist of exceptional 
ability. She possesses great natural talents, 
which have been developed by years of hard 
study, and her interpretations are at all times 
intelligent. The program was made up of Ger- 
man songs. During her study in Germany, Miss 
Kreider gave especial attention to German songs, 
and since her return has continued her study 
until she has an excellence seldom achieved by 
any singer. 

The Schumann numbers, for which Miss 
Kreider played her own accompaniments, were 
especially delightful. For the other numbers on 
the program Corinne Musgrove acted as accom- 

The program: 
Arietta von "Der Freischuetz" - Weber 

Ich Liebe Dich 
Ein Ton 

Er ist Gekommen 
Still wie die Nacht 

Der Nussbaum 


An den Sonnenschein \ 

Auf dem Rhein 



- Grieg 





An die Nachtigall ) 

Meine Leibe is Gruen ( 

Das Veilchen ) 
Wiegenlied \ 

Suleika I 

Bei der Wiege ) 

Der Neugierige } 
Du Bist die Run > - 
Staendchen ) 




The last in this year's series of senior re- 
citals was that of Mrs. Lillian Batz Stice, Mon 
day afternoon, March 21st. 

Mrs. Stice graduated in piano in 1900, but 
has continued her music study uninterruptedly 
since. She possesses a sweet voice that showed 
the effects of Miss Kreider's exceptional train- 

The Schumann and Schubert numbers were 
especially enjoyable. 

Anne White varied the program by the violin 
obligato for Faure's Saneta Maria. 

Below is the program: 
A Woodland Serenade - - Mascherone 

Recit. and Polonaise from Mignon - Thomas 

La Farfalla Schira 

Mondnacht .... Schumann 

Gretchen am Spinnard - - Schubert 

L' Ete Chaminade 

The Seed Song - Woodman 

The Forget Me Not ... - Woodman 
Love is Such a Little Word - - - Bullard 

If I But Knew Smith 

Mignon D'Hardelot 

Dream Song Carpenter 

Saneta Maria (violin obligato) - - Faure 

The gracefully written paper entitled "The 
Knights of the Round Table," which Mrs. Ida 
Hamilton Williamson, '94, has allowed the 
Greetings to use, was read before the Tuesday 
Club of Barry, of which Mrs. Williamson is now 
the efficient president. 

March 13th the remains of Mrs. Minnie 
Sibert Ide, of the class of '85, were brought to 
her old home town of Jacksonville and interred 
in Diamond Grove cemetery. 

A little company of sorrowing friends gath- 
ered for the brief service at the grave, which 
was in charge of Dr. Harker, the funeral having 
taken place the day previous at her home in 



/OL VI] 




Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan. 
Beloved Sisters and Co-workers: — 
As it has become the custom to send a letter 
rom Aoyama with each scholarship letter to 
>atrons, I follow the precedent and set myself to 
he pleasant task. I came to relieve Miss Bender 
n May last, and thus have had but a short ac- 
[uaintance with the school and its doings; yet, I 
ind the work delightful, filling heart and hands 
:very moment of every day. The pupils number 
me hundred and sixty, of whom a hundred and 
wo are in the dormitory — a large family! But 
hree girls have been seriously ill during the 
ear, two of whom are now at their homes ex- 
acting to return. Daily exercise is required, 
ind each morning every girl takes her part in 
leaning the school rooms and halls. A cooking 
lass has lately been formed of twenty interested 
uipils, who invited me to a very savor}' meal last 
>a turd ay. 

Miss Daniel, your last year's correspondent, 
eturned home in poor health last May, as did 
diss Bender, and Miss Weaver has gone to study 
.nd work with Miss Alexander, who was alone 
n Sapporo. Miss Soper, a new arrival, began 
baching some daily from the fall term, although 
he language demands most of her time, and 
diss Lee, also new, gives us a few hours a week, 
diss Lee is to relieve Miss Blackstock, who will 
ake her furlough in April. We are happy to 
lave Miss Biug with us in charge of the music. 
Dhis gives you the personnel of the foreign mis- 
ionaries, and I wish you could know how faith- 
ul, interested and enthusiastic our Japanese 
eachers also are: suggesting - improvements and 
loing their best to promote the prosperity of the 
chool and to enhance its reputation in the opin- 
on of the Japanese educational world. Appli- 
ation has lately been made for government 
ecognition of our Normal course of study, 

which, if obtained, will allow our graduates to 
teach in the public schools without examination. 
Such graduates are in great demand, and ours 
have given many years of faithful service in our 
own and in other mission schools. This year 
there will be three who entered as little girls 
and have advanced steadily year after year, and 
now are beautiful young women, well prepared 
for their life work. One will go to Kofu, one will 
teach in the industrial school, and one will be 
needed here. 

As you were informed last year, field day 
exercises marked the twenty-eighth anniversary 
of the founding of the school. The playground 
was small, and only four hundred guests could 
be admitted. Since then, a larger lot has been 
secured for a term of years, and on this field day, 
November 6th, invitations to our games will be 
circulated widely. At least 2,000 favored us; the 
weather was mild, the ground dry, and the girls 
at their best. Flags and banners gave brilliance 
to the scene, and the function was pronounced a 
great success. 

The Christmas festival was held on Christ- 
mas eve, at which the opportunity for repeating 
the Old, Old Story o'er and o'er was improved in 
recitation, singing, essays and dialogues. An 
interested and appreciative audience, unfortu- 
nately very limited because of the small size of 
our chapel, inspired the girls to do their best. 
An item eliciting much applause was a dialogue, 
in which three little girls urged a larger one, 
whom they called Nei San (elder sister), to write 
a letter to Santa Claus, promising that if he 
would bring them a foreign doll and everything; 
else they could think of, they would be good all 
the year. The decoration of the chapel was en- 
trusted to the different classes, each vying with 
the other to improve the space given to the best 
advantage. The front design was a cloud scene 
with silver stars peeping through, and in a 
clearer sky shone the golden Star of Bethlehem, 
its brilliant rays guiding all thoughts to the 

College Greetings. 

Blessed Christ child and to the three Wise Men 
of old who were being- guided to His side. In- 
stead of spending their Christmas money in 
trifles for each other the girls, at their own re- 
quest, were allowed to devote it to charity, a 
needy orphanage in Mita receiving their free-will 
offering of twelve yen. 

The work of the Holy Spirit among us was 
evidenced in the baptism of nine dear young be- 
lievers, in late November, and in the reception on 
probation, in December, of twenty-five more. 
An earnest evangelist, Rev. H. S. Kimura, has 
recently held special meetings for the students 
of our Aoyama schools, and as a result over a 
hundred boys aud girls, some already professing 
faith, have been blessed and received a fresh im- 
petus to walk the Heavenly road. A special 
responsibility is laid upon us in the nurture of 
these new disciples, aud we need your prayers 
that God will bless our efforts for them, and en- 
able them to prove His messengers to their own 
people. Many have pledged themselves to try to 
lead one soul to Christ this year. Few workers 
could have produced such a profound impression 
upon these young hearts and minds, breaking' 
down completely the barrier of reserve and in- 
difference on the part of some of the older stu- 
dents. His clear presentation of the Gospel and 
tactful way of exposing - and correcting' the faults 
aud mistakes of youth, made his work a blessing 
to all. 

The King's Daughters have several flourish- 
ing circles, some beautiful scrap books of their 
making, with Miss Alling's most efficient help, 
going in different directions at Christmas time. 
She has taught them to make a good remedy for 
frost-bitten hands and feet, which finds a ready 
sale, and for my day schools at Asakusa aud 
Fukagawa they pasted white paper on the print- 
ed backs of nearly four hundred picture cards, 
writing a Scripture verse on each, to be distrib- 
uted at Christmas. We have a Missionary 
Auxiliary and two Temperance Unions; also 
three Literary Societies, which have exercises in 
the chapel on alternate Friday afternoons. 

You will see that this is a busy hive of in- 
dustry. As our school advantages become more 
widely known, there is application for admission 
beyond our power to meet, and we must have in- 
creased facilities— larger buildings, more ap- 
paratus in the scientific and physical culture 
departments, an increased library and a larger 
income. Miss Bender has plans with her for 
additional buildings, and we are praying that 

soon we may see the enlargement absolutely 
needed to properly continue our work. Do you i 
ask if this will pay? It certainly will — a hun- 
dred fold, and the Christian education given our 
girls makes them, in character and equipment, 
invaluable factors ia the training- of others. 
Graduates of our Mission schools are found 
through the length and breadth of this land, 
and the measure of their influence cannot be 
overestimated. There are now many Christian 
homes where the children are taught of God 
from earliest infancy, and know nothing' of 
heathen customs and idol-worship. Reading 
this statement, does the thought come to you 
that Japan needs no more workers from abroad, 
and that the duty of the church to her has been 
discharged? O dear sisters, I have written noth- 
ing of the ignorance, poverty, superstition and 
gross idolatry of the masses; their festivals and 
special temple-days reveal the fact that only a 
beginning has been made. We shall be needed 
for a generation longer to train up workers for 
this great field, and in greatly increased num- 
bers. The time is ripe for pressing the claims 
of the Savior of the world, and Christianity to- 
day, everywhere, receives a respectful hearing 
from the people. Pray for Japan, that she may 
soon give allegiance to our Jehovah and to His 
Christ! Faithfully yours, 

M. A. Spencer. 

Note. — The following letter is from the child 
in the Aoyama school supported by the Y. W. C. 
A. of our own College: 

My Dear Friends: — 

Happy New Year! I am always happy under 
the protection of our God. 

I have many things to tell you, but I cannot 
write very well. 

Last summer vacation I returned to Shiba (a 
street in Tokyo), and I worked very hard for the 
family, but the God proterted me, and I never 
became sick. One day I went to Omori kaisuyohn. 
I rode in omnibus at first, and then I rode in the 
train from Shinagawa to Omori. About 2 o'clock 
we came to the beach, and we played about three 
hours. When it was 5 o'clock I returned to my 
home along the beach, and I had very good time 
on this day. 

September 9th I returned to the school, and 
every day I am studied earnestly. 

On November 6th we had field day sports, 
and more interesting than last year. The peo- 
ple came about 3,000. My classmates exercise 
two thing's — gymnastics, basket ball, halberd 

College Greetings. 


ymnastics; we tied our hair with white ribbon, 
id hang' down on the back. Other classes did 
any thing's. In the last exercise each one took 
red or white flag in their hands, so this exer- 
se looks very beautiful, and the flags were 
aving to and fro by the wind. Last of all, we 
ing the Aoyama song with all students, so we 
ive a very pleasant time in November. 

In December we have a very happy Christ- 
as, and my classmates sang the song. Other 
ass done the dialogue and recitation. My 
resent was a note book and pencil from the 
:hool. I think you have a happy Christmas. 

After the Christmas the winter vacation 
line, but I did not return to my home, but 
opped in the school. I have done knitting or 
filing in this vacation. I went to my teacher's 
mse for to say happy New Year, in second of 
»w year, and I eat the mochi. We got the 
>onae (mochi soup) in the first morning; it is 
sry sweet to me. I play with battledore (it is 
le play in new year every day.) I went to my 
ieud's house in January 7th, and play with 
)em cards; it is very interesting. 

The school opened 7th of January, and now 
am studying American history, Chinese, Bible, 
ipanese, higher grammars, Japanese penman- 
lip, halberd gymnastics, zoology, Esopes Fa- 
es (for translation,) Little Lord Fauutleroy 
or reading,) and drawing picture. 

We have the prayer meeting in the first week 
this year. We went to Goucher Hall, and I 
)t the Holy Spirit from Heavenly Father, so 
y heart is full of joy; but I took cold, so I did 
)t go to Goucher Hall two nights; when I 
:ard everybody became Christian I am very 
ad, but there are three men who did not be- 
:ve the God, so please pray that people and 
r me. I want to write more things, but I can- 
>t write very well, so I will stop here. 

Please write again soon. Good bye. 

Yours lovingly, 

Fumi Igarashi. 
e e 9 



In the early history of our country, when the 
:ople inhabiting it were few in number, no 
ought was given to the subject of sanitation, 
>r was it necessary, for their conditions were 
:ry different from those of the present day. 
hen, each man had a home surrounded for 
iles by pastures or woodlands if he lived in the 

country; and if he lived in town, his conditions 
were almost as good, for open fields were not far 
distant, where he could freely enjoy the sunshine 
and breathe in the pure, fresh air. But as our 
country grew older, there was a multiplying of 
its inhabitants; little by little the people were 
compelled to live nearer and nearer together, and 
this has continued until we have our overcrowded 
cities of to-day; where thousands live in houses 
piled story upon story without even a small back 
yard wherein to breathe fresh air. Thus the 
modern conditions of life, especially in great 
cities, have brought many problems before sani- 

The need for sanitary reform in the United 
States has been great, and much has been ac- 
complished. After the work is done, people see 
how great was the need. Rigid sanitary meas- 
ures have been passed by all the states, and cities 
have framed measures for themselves. Advanced 
education has done much to further this cause, 
and the strict teaching of hygiene in the public 
schools has not been without its effect upon the 
home. The work to be done in towns and vil- 
lages is small compared to that in the city, yet 
the smaller places have their necessary laws. A 
board of health is appointed, to whose members 
are made the various complaints — such as vile 
odors in the neighborhood, rendering' air impure; 
filthy back alleys, which people refuse to clean; 
and houses in which there are various contagious 
and infectious diseases. It is the board's duty 
to enforce the law in such cases, and where there 
is a contagious disease, to see that the house is 
quarantined. In case there is a death, leaving 
the other members of the family liable to the 
disease, every precautionary measure must be 
taken, in the way of thoroughly renovating the 
furniture and carefully purifying the house by 
means of disinfectants. 

There are many other laws, too, such as 
ordering the burial of all dead animals and pro- 
hibiting the emptying of garbage or any other 
refuse in the streets, This is compulsory sani- 
tation on a small scale, but in cities, naturally, 
the need is greater, as before stated, and more 
attention must be given to the work there than 
in the rural districts. 

Of all onr cities in the United States, New 
York is the best example, in my mind, of a place 
where there has been need of sanitation, where 
compulsory measures have been adopted, and 
are now in force, and where the results are most 


College Greetings. 

One of the greatest problems facing sanita- 
rians is to prevent the spread of disease in the 
tenement section of the city. The inhabitants 
of New York number about 3,437,202, and of this 
number 2,372,097, or more than two-thirds, live 
in tenement houses. The density of population 
in Manhattan is said to be greater than that of 
any other city in the civilized world, and three- 
fourths of the population of this section live in 

Crowded as they are, ill housed, ill nourished, 
brought up in foul air, and ignorant of the laws 
of cleanliness, there is to be found here excellent 
soil for disease germs. The people know noth- 
ing of contagion, and feel no responsibility if 
they spread a disease. Thus measures have 
been taken to prevent disease as much as possi- 
ble, and it has been found that the sanitarian is 
the only one to do such work. In 1901 a law was 
passed compelling landlords to build houses in 
accordance with sanitary needs, paying strict 
attention to the plumbing and sewerage. All 
houses are now inspected while being built, and 
if, in any part of the construction, the law has 
been violated, an order can be given to rebuild 
that part. The milk, food and water supplies 
are now regularly inspected, and, as a result, 
tuberculosis, diphtheria, scarlet and typhoid 
fevers have been prevented to a most gratifying 

New tenements are being built in accordance 
with the law, but you may ask, what about the 
conditions of those people living in the old tene- 
ments? The conditions are the worst possible. 
In many places from 100 to 150 people live in a 
single house, where a very narrow air shaft 
serves as the only medium for fresh air. In many 
instances, no fresh air enters these shafts from 
the bottom, so that they serve rather as a medium 
for noise, foul odors and disease. The rooms 
and hallways are centres of disease, poverty, 
vice and crime. People of all kinds are herded 
together — the drunken, dissolute, diseased and 

These conditions are a serious menace both 
to physical and to moral health; and surely no 
work is more charitable than that of the consci- 
entious sanitarians. In order to remedy these 
evils, a board of inspectors has been provided by 
law. The board is appointed by the city, and 
they have inspectors working under them, many 
of whom are women. 

There are two types of inspection — one of 
the houses themselves, followed by instruction in 

the proper methods of housekeeping, cooking, 
care of sick, children, etc.; the other, inspection 
of external conditions. 

The blame of such horrible conditions iti 
tenements belongs more to the landlords than to 
the people. Under the new system the people 
give all complaints to the board of inspectors, 
and they act. Their work is well systematized. 
Each morning the inspectors are present at 
headquarters for roll call, give reports of pre- J 
vious day's work, and look over items for given I 
day, before starting out. 

Let us make a call with one of the inspectors, j 
She looks at her card and reads, "Whole house 1 , 
filthy; horrible smell in cellar; makes children i 

This house proves to be a five story brick | 
building, with five families on a floor, and a very 
small paved yard in the rear. The whole house 
is dark, shut in by large buildings on either side, j 
The hall walls are blackened and streaked from 
grimy hands. The inspector enters, inspects 
the plumbing, draws her electric torch, and de- 
scends to the cellar. Here she is met by foul I 
sewer gas, and rubbish and garbage piled in one 
corner. Then she ascends, examines each floor 
carefully, takes the name of the owner and) 
leaves. This is the first visit, and very mild 
compared with others. This landlord is notified, j 
and requested to remedy the conditions. Land-i 
lords are notified three times, and in case they) 
do not act the work is done at their expense. 
After the work of cleaning has begun, the in- 
spector examines it every few days in order to 
see that the work is properly done. Inspectors! 
have to take many cruel words from both land- j 
lords and tenants; but many people are awaken- j 
ing to a realization of the good that is being! 
done, and are freely co-operating by sending inj 
their complaints. 

Such is the work that is being done in the 
tenement section, and the spread of disease is 
being steadily checked and the death rate greatly 
reduced. The city proper has lately been called 
"the cleanest metropolis of the world," and this 
is due to Col. Waring, who has given his life to 
the cause of street cleaning and sanitation. 

Paris is no longer to be compared with New 
York, and Vieuna, noted for its clean streets, 
has fallen behind. The streets are swept twice 
a day, and down town the sweeping is done at 
night. The street cleaners are called "White 
Wings." There are about 2,000, each working 
eight hours and receiving $2 per day. The pres- 

College Greetings. 

ent service costs New York about $1 per inhab- 
itant. Waste is divided into four classes — street 
sweeping's, ashes, rubbish and garbage. Con- 
tracts are made with companies for refuse, such 
as with the New York Sanitary Utilization Co., 
for the garbage, and this helps to defray the ex- 

But the tenement section is the place now 
demanding most attention. Such terrible con- 
ditions do not exist in all our large cities, for out 
of the 27 largest cities, only in Boston, Cincin- 
nati, Jersey City and Hartford, is this a serious 

Chicago is quite noted for the work of its 
board of health. British experts say that it is 
superior to that of any other city in our country 
or Europe in coping with filth, disease aud tene- 
ment house abuses. The best indication is the 
low death rate from fevers, which result from 
poor sanitation. 

Thus we see the results of sanitation. Such 
conditions are true, not only in the United States, 
but in all her territories. On acquiring new 
lands, one of the first and greatest problems our 
country must meet is that of sanitation. Shortly 
after our securing control of Cuba, Col. Waring 
was sent as special commissioner from the United 
States to Cuba to investigate sanitary condi- 
tions of Havana. Since the 17th century the 
unsanitary condition of Cuba has been a menace 
to all neighboring countries. Havana, for years, 
has been a seat of yellow fever. Before our 
occupation of the island, 16,000 out of 20,000 
houses were but one story high, and 90 per cent, 
of the population lived in these with 11 to a 
house. There was no yard, for the house cov- 
ered the entire space. The first floor was from 
6 to 7 inches from the ground, and the founda- 
tion was closed on all sides, leaving no place for 
ventilation. The population was so crowded 
that in many places whole families were living 
in one room. The city, as a whole, was one of 
filth and disease. The water supply was im- 
pure; there was no sewerage system, and clean- 
ing the streets was never thought of. The 
streets were filled with all the trash and refuse 
that could not be kept in the house. There be- 
ing no drainage system, the ground was damp 
and sodden with putrefying organic matter; and 
dead animals were left on the surface, in and 
about the city, until dried by the sun or eaten by 
buzzards. It is said that every home was a per- 
fect fever nest, with filth within and without. 
We can see how easily disease in so favorable a 

climate would spread, and how terrible the re- 
sults would be, for it has been said. "Filth is an 
explosive which needs but the spark of a disease 
germ to develop its malignance and scatter 
death and desolation." 

Col. Waring established an effective street 
cleaning system, made arrangements lor a water 
system, had every home inspected, and all neces- 
sary changes made. The sick and dead were 
cared for, and every means used to prevent the 
spread of disease by saturating with disinfect- 
ants everything and every part of the city as 
soon as cleaned. Lectures were given whereby 
the people were made to understand — "The 
necessity of immediate removal of all waste 
organic matter from vicinity; importance of per- 
sonal cleanliness, of abundant ventilation, and 
of keeping streets clean." Many homes, too. 
were reached by teaching school children the 
principles of hygiene. All sanitary measures 
were strictly enforced, and the clean streets, 
pure water, disinfectants, mosquito bars, and 
proper disposal of sewerage have in a few years 
converted "pestilential Havana" into a pleasant 
southern city with death rate no greater than 
that ot our best governed cities. 

The work of Col. Waring in Havana has 
proved a blessing not only to Cuba, but to all 
neighboring peoples as well. For it has been by 
association of other countries with Cuba that 
yellow fever has spread so far. It has been ben- 
eficial in a commercial way. too, for now other 
countries are more willing to receive into their 
ports those products that Havana sends out. and 
to send their products to Havana. 

Gen. Wood has done for Santiago all that 
Col. Waring has done for Havana. When he 
first entered Santiago there were 3,000 cases of 
small pox, thousands had died, and the streets 
were filled with dead animals and refuse. He at 
once set to work, and to-day the city is sweet, 
clean aud healthy, and has a low death rate. 
Some of his remedies were. "Department of pub- 
lic cleaning, construction of system of sewers, 
clearing out of all cess pools, paving or repair- 
in"- of all streets with asphalt, and the construc- 
tion of a municipal plant for burning all re- 

Work along the same lines has been done in 
Manila, and Capt. L. P. Davison, sanitary in- 
spector of Porto Rico, gives similar accounts of 
work done there. 

Thus we see what compulsory sanitation 
has done. It has lowered the death rate and 





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improved all conditions of life by preventing the 
spread of disease, and by rendering- cities and 
towns healthy, often converting the pest holes of 
the tropical climates into health resorts. 

Filth has not only seriously affected health, 
but has, in a like degree, affected morals. Think 
of the ignorant, drunken, diseased and disrepu- 
table being herded together! Crime after crime 
is committed, and the place becomes a den 
wherein sin may lurk. Children growing- up in 
such an atmosphere know nothing- but evil, have 
no idea of the heinousness of sin, as they breathe 
in only that which is most in life. Filth and 
vice go hand in hand the world over. 

But now sanitarians are stepping in, clear- 
ing away the filth, teaching people proper 
methods of housekeeping, raising- people to a 
higher plane of civilization, and thus are im- 
proving both health and morals. Especially is 
the life among the working classes being im- 
proved. What is being done in the United States 
is likewise taking place in her territories, and 
from experience we can say that sanitary meas- 
ures in all countries, where tried, are raising the 
standard physically, morally, socially, indus- 
trially and financially. 

Yet, in doing all our country has done by 
way of sanitation, she has only done her duty, 
for it has been said, "Filth is a nuisance," and 
since the state or city should protect its citizens 
against nuisances, it should protect them against 
filth, by having good sewerage, well swept streets, 
prompt scavenging, and clean tenements, for 
these are essential to our civilization. 

One of the most pleasant affairs of the col- 
lege year is the annual dinner given by Dr. and 
Mrs. Harker to the senior class, and the one of 
this year proved no exception. Saturday even- 
ing, March 19th, read the invitations, and each 
senior enthusiastically accepted. An elaborate 
course dinner was served in Phi Nu Society hall, 
where the class colors and flower — the violet — 
were prominent. Place cards, beautifully dec- 
orated by Elizabeth Harker, with violets, were 
at the tables. After the dinner, the host and 
hostess and the guests repaired to Dr. and Mrs. 
Harker' s private parlors, where the evening was 
most delightfully spent in suitable games. Prizes 
were won by Anne Young and Emma Bullard; 
and wheu the evening was past, the guests felt 
that this would indeed linger long in the happy 
memories of the senior year. 

In addition to the members of the class, there 
were present Miss Cowgill, class officer; Mr. and 
Mrs. Stead, Miss Knopf, Miss Cole. Miss Neville 
and Miss Austin, heads of the various depart- 
ments of the school, and Mrs. Morrison, of 
Akron, O. 


The juniors challenged the sophomores to a 
basket ball game Friday afternoon, April 22d. 
The sophomores accepted, and a very exciting 
game took place on the College campus. Good 
playing was done on both sides, and notwith- 
standing the fact that the juniors had the 
stronger players, the sophomores showed such 
skill that when time was called, the score was a 
tie— 8 to 8. 

After the game, the juniors served hot choc- 
olate and wafers in the gymnasium. 


On Thursday evening, April 7th, occurred 
the annual Easter reception given by Dr. and 
Mrs. Harker to the students and their friends. 
The halls, reception room and chapel were taste- 
fully decorated with screens, pillows, palms and 
other plants. 

Assisting Dr. and Mrs. Harker in the receiv- 
ing line were Miss Austin and Miss Neville. 
Those who assisted in entertaining were Mrs. T. 
J. Pitner, Miss Cowgill and Miss Pittman. 

College Greetings. 

Everything possible was done for the enjoy- 
ment of the guests, and it has been voted one of 
the best receptions ever held here. 

The sophomore and special classes had 
jharge of the decorating. The senior and junior 
sreps served the refreshments in the society 
lalls. Those who assisted in pouring the coffee 
ivere Mrs. E. C. Lambert, Mrs. Geo. Scrimger 
ind Misses Porter and Stewart. 


The advanced pupils of Miss Kreider gave a 
song recital March 28th before a large audience 
af music lovers and music critics. The program 
was one of difficult numbers of great variation, 
ind the excellent manner in which each pupil 
performed reflected great credit on Miss Kreider's 

The program was as follows: 


Trio-— Intermezzo .... Czibulka 
Misses Romans, Huckeby and Young. 

Cavatina from II Trovatore . . Verdi 

Ella Dehner. 

songs — 
Der Lindenbaum 
Der Tod und das Maedchen 
Annie Young-. 



A.ria from Lohengrin 

Helen Shuff. 

Songs — 
The Years at the Spring . . Beach 

April Weather ..... Rogers 
In Maytime ..... Becker 

Nina Hale. 

Aria from St. Paul . . . Mendelssohn 

Inez Huckeby. 
Songs — 
The Asra ..... Rubinstein 
The Skylark .... Rubinstein 

Since First I Met Thee . . Rubinstein 

Cuba Carter. 
Song — The Loreley ..... Liszt 
Corinne Musgrove. 


Duet from Norma— Deli, con te . . Bellini 

Misses Shuff and Huntley. 

Aria from Roberto il Diavolo . Meyerbeer 

Miss Hale. 



Songs — 

Stolen Wings .... 

Little One a Cryin' .... 
Snow Flakes .... 

Heart, O My Heart . 

Miss Dehner. 

Waltz Song — Freude,Susse Freude 

Mrs. Lillian Stice. 

Air de Salome (Herodiade) . . Massenet 

Mary Huntley. 
Recit. and Air (Nadeschda) — My Heart is 

Weary . Goriug-Thomas 
Miss Young - . 
Songs — 

Irish Folk Song ..... Foote 
Irish Mother's Song .... Lang 

Irish Love Song ..... Lang 
Miss Musgrove. 
Quartet— Sleep, Little Baby of 

Mine . . Dennee-Smith 
Misses Bullard, Coe, Huckeby and Young. 


The pupils of Mrs. Kolp gave a recital April 
11th, which was a real musical treat. The pupils 
all played well, proving the efficiency ot Mrs. 
Kolp as a teacher. 

The program was as follows: 

Sonata, Op. 72 (first movement) . Beethoven 
Grace Glenn. 

Cradle Song Heller 

Geraldine Sieber. 

The Cricket and the Bumble Bee . Cliadwick 

Edith Henderson. 
The Chase ..... Rheinberger 

Grace Taylor. 

Valse Impromptu ..... Mason 

Mae Paschal. 

Nocturne ...... Gottschalk 

Hazel Meneley. 

Waltz Heller 

Sadie Richardson. 

a Berceuse Mason 

b Bourree Tours 

Rosalie Sidell. 

Sonata, Op. 31 (second movement) . Beethoven 
Nora Taylor. 

Valse lente i 

'■ Schuett 

Capricciosso \ 

Anne Young. 


College Greetings. 


The annual concert of the Illinois Woman's 
College Glee Club, assisted by the Jacobson Club, 
given in the College chapel Saturday evening, 
proved to be one of the greatest musical treats 
of the year. While the audience was not as 
large as would have been the case had the 
weather been less disagreeable, still so many 
braved the rain that the room was nearly filled, 
and all certainly felt repaid. 

The program was a pleasantly varied one, 
and was very enthusiastically received. Many of 
the numbers were accorded encores, which the 
young ladies gracefully responded to, although 
the announced program was a very full one. 

The numbers given by the Jacobson Club 
formed a very delightful part of the program, 
and were rendered in a way that showed the 
young ladies to be perfect masters of that sweet- 
est, but most difficult musical instrument, the 

All young ladies showed the results of the 
careful training they have received at the hands 
of the efficient musical faculty of the institu- 

The program: 

Dansa Moresque 

Jacobson Club. 

a Behind the Lattice . 
b The Rose in the Garden 

Glee Club. 

. Fowler 

. Chadwick 


Love's Entreaties . ... . Brackett 

Marcella Crum and Glee Club. 

Cat Quartet from King Dodo . . . Luders 
Misses Dehuer, Coe, Huckeby and Young. 

Love Has Eyes 
Whither . 


Glee Club. 

The Boston Cats ..... Newcomb 
Miss Romans and Glee Club. 

a Fruhlingslied .... Mendelssohn 

b Hochzeit's Marsch . . . Mendelssohn 

Jacobson Club. 

Three Japanese Songs — 
a The Sweet Tum-Tum . . Newcomb 
b Mimosa ...... Aletter 

c Yama San ..... Biemann 

Miss Carter and Glee Club en Costume. 


Quartet— Dpan Ye Cry, Ma Honey . Noel Smith'l 
Misses D'ehner, Coe, Huckeby and Young. 

Ballata Papinnid 

Jacobson Club. 

Mammy's Lil Blue Grass Coon . . Morsel 
Anne Young and Glee Club. 

Minuet Staial 

Glee Club. 

Young Lovel's Bride .... Haeschel 
Mrs. Stice, Miss Young and Glee Club. 

a Cupid ...... Gottschalk ( i 

b To My First Love .... LohrJ 

Miss Dehner. 

a Neapolitan Boat Song .... Denzaj 

b Good Night Rimeskel 

Glee Club. 

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In spite of the pouring rain, a goodly num-l 
ber of people assembled in the College chapel 
Monday evening on the occasion of the open; 
meeting of the Belles Lettres Society. 

The chapel was tastefully decorated with! 
potted plants and ropes of smilax. The societyj 
emblem, the Shield, occupied a prominent place 
in the background. 

After the meeting had been called to orderi 
by the president, the minutes of the last open 
meeting were read. 

The program was then opened by a piano 
solo, ''Deux Polonaise, Op. 26, No. 1," Chopin, 
which was artistically rendered by Merta Work, 

An essay, "Buttoned Up People," by Carrie 
Luken, '05, followed, which was written in a 
style which bids fair to make the author famous 
at some future day. 

A humorous recitation, "Jim Fenton's Wed- 
ding," by J. G. Holland, was given by Edith 
Plowman, '05. This selection served to put the 
audience in a pleasing humor, so that the next 
number, "Poetic Patchwork," given by Ella 
Ross, '04, and Amy Ives, '06, was highly appre- 
ciated. This was a very original and bright 
number, and thoroughly deserved the hearty ap- 
plause it received. 

The oration, "The State's Duty to Delin- 


College Greetings. 


quent Children," given by Gertrude York. '04, 
showed great depth of thought and also great 
ability. It gave a much clearer idea of the wrong 
done to the state by allowing the children to be 
brought up under criminal influences, and clear- 
ly showed the necessity of state action toward 
this imminent peril. 

The paper, "Belles Lettres Echo, Vol. II," 
prepared by Olive Mathis, '04, and Lena Hopper, 
'05, was read by the latter. War news, local 
news, jokes and weather forecasts were intro- 
duced in a manner that would give credit to the 
best journalists of the day. 

The impromptu was delivered by Mae Sey- 
mour, '04, and was exceedingly bright and 
interesting. The subject was, "The Old Dis- 
trict School as Compared with the Modern 

Hazel Meueley then sang, "I Love You," by 
Karl Sobeski, in a very pleasing way. The se- 
lection itself was good, and well adapted to the 
clear, sweet voice of the singer. 

The debate which followed was well pre- 
pared and delivered with much spirit. The 
question, "Resolved, that party appointment se- 
cures a higher class of employes than civil service 
examinations as now conducted," was upheld on 
the affirmative by Ethel Craig, '03, and Marie 
Arthur, '06; and on the negative by Golden Ber- 
ryman, '05, and Bertha Todd, '04. The merits 
and ability were awarded to the negative by the 
judges, Profs. Beal and Pullweider and Miss 

While the decision was being made, the so- 
ciety and friends joined in singing the Belles 
Lettres song, after which the society adjourned 
to meet May 3d. 

This program was a fair sample of what 
Belles Lettres has accomplished this year, and 
the members are inspired more than ever to 

"Ever shall we, all the years through 
In thought, act aud word to Belles Lettres be 

Hail! Hail to our emblem, the Shield, that in- 

With courage and daring to do." 


Our friends outside the College walls have 
heard very little of us for some time; neverthe- 
less, had they been at the College on a Tuesday 

and joined the girls going into the Phi Nu hall, 
a very pleasant and profitable hour or more 
would quickly have passed. 

The effort being made for original literary 
work has produced some very good original 
stories and poems. Also, we have tried to keep 
in touch with the leading" questions of the day 
by having them discussed in our bi-weekly de- 

Our musical numbers this year have been 
very good, both in voice and piano. 

The society is now planning to hold a senate 
May 10th to discuss and vote on a bill stating' 
that iron aud steel should be placed on the "free 

Also the debt on the hall will soon have been 
lessened some hundred dollars. 

Monday evening, April 11th, our annual open 
meeting was held in the College chapel. Society 
was called to order by the president, aud after 
the devotional exercises conducted by the chap- 
lain, a program was given, the greatest merits 
of which were its originality and brightness. 
The musical numbers were well prepared and 
thoroughly appreciated by the audience. The 
general theme of the original literary work ex- 
pressed the society's ideal, that "the all-round 
girl" will be the noblest woman. 

The program was as follows: 
Piano — Eight-handed nnmber — 

Mabel Barlow, '03. Jessie Vandine, '04. 

Emma Bullard, '04. Geneva Lard, '06. 

Essay . . Types of Boarding-School Girls 
Nelle Taylor, '05. 

Impromptu . . . When My Lady Travels 

Leda Ellsbery, '05. 

My Double and How He Undid Me 

Jane Johnston 
Sonf ...... Hindoo Chant 

Grace Engel, '06. 

Oration A Noble Life 

Paula Wood, '05. 

Original Poem . . . That Junior Essay 

Etna Starkey, '05. 

Society Paper— Elizabeth Harker, '03. 

Swiss Song Eckert 

Ella Dehuer. 

Debate— "Should the Freedom of the Press 
be Restricted?" Affirmative — Leader, Alice 
Wadsworth, '05; responsible, Clara Gridley, '05. 


College Greetings. 

Negative— Leader, Lola Youug\ '06: responsible, 
Susan Rebhan, '05. 

Phi Nu song. 

In the discussion of the debate, the judges 
awarded the ability to the affirmative, and the 
house voted the merits of the question to the 




Through a contusion of names, the death of 
Mrs. Minnie Sibert Ide. class of '85, was an- 
nounced in our March Greetings. It should 
have read Mrs. Lillian Sibert Ide, student of the 
College in 1898- '9. 

Dr. and Mrs, Harker and Albert left April 
12th for the West. They will spend a few days 
at the Grand Canyon, Colorado. Dr. Harker is a 
delegate to the general conference, which con- 
venes at Los Angeles, May 4th. They will be 
back in time for commencement. 

Miss Oakes and Mrs. Sada Vertrees Ken- 
nedy, '99, visited the College recently. 

Mr. Nichols gave a talk at chapel recently 
on his western trip. He always brings speci- 
mens and photographs with him, which make 
his talks doubly interesting. 

Mrs. Perne Hilsabeck Baxter, '01. with her 
husband, took dinner with Miss Austin, at the 
College, recently. 

Alex Piatt has given to the College a num- 
ber of books and a beautiful Globe-Wernicke 
book case. 

Olive Phillippe, '02, visited her sister over 
Sunday, April 10th. 

Miss Williamson, of the faculty, who is 
away this year for study with Mme. Bloomfield 
Ziesler, with her sister, Helen Williamson, who 
is a student at Lake Forest University, visited 
at the College Easter Sunday. 

Miss Austin gave an interesting talk in 
chapel on the criticisms against President Roose- 
velt, reading an article from The Outlook 
to refute the statements made by his political 

Nearly 50 girls spent Easter Sunday at home. 
Many of those remaiuing here had guests either 
during the week or over Sunday — Mrs. Hunt- 
singer, of Pinckneyville; Mrs. Work and Master 
William, of Galesburg; Mrs. Gray, of New 
Salem; Mrs. Lumsden, of Monticello. 

Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Doering were guests of 
Mrs. Harker at luncheon recently. 

Misses Romans, Coe and Glick assisted the 
Grace church choir Easter Sunday. 

Mrs. Triplett, of Perry, spent a few days 
with her daughter, Margaret. 

Chapel essays read this month were as fol- 

Letter Writing — Carrie Isaacson. 

Our National Grain — Birdie Peck. 

Parks — Edna Lumsden. 

The Mormon Problem— Minnie Huckeby. 

What the Public School Teaches— Olive Glick. 

Schools in Fiction — Edith Phillippe. 

Mistress and Maid — Mary Timmons. 

Various Types of Boarding School Girls — 
Nelle Taylor. 

The Girl of the Future— Paula Wood. 

One of the Needs of a Small Town — Edith 

Women in War Time — Lena Hopper. 

A Norse Saga and its History — Anne Mar- 

The Book of Esther— Leda Ellsberry. 

Colorado — Mae Brown. 

The Prisoner and How He Lives — Linnie 

The Advantages of a Classical Education — 
Mabel Shuff. 

What We Know of Mrs. Eddy — Lucile 

What Our Government is Doing for the In- 
dian — Mildred Campbell. 

A 17th Century Hero — Clara Gridley. 

Miss Plank spent Sunday, April 17th, in 
Quincy visiting her brother. 

Miss Stewart and Olive Mathis spent Sun- 
day, April 24th, in Joy Prairie. 

Katherine Waiuright, of Winchester, spent 
April 7th at the College, the guest of Miss Wack- 

Mr. Wackerle visited Dr. and Mrs. Harker 
Sunday, April 10th. 

Misses Kreider and Pittman spent Sunday, 
April 10th, in St. Louis. 

Miss Holmwood spent Sunday. April 17th, 
with friends in Waverly. 

Miss Cole returned last week from her home 
in Garretsville, O. We are glad to have her with 
us again, and hope her father will continue to 



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NO 9 


"The play is done, the curtain drops, 
Slow falling to the prompter's bell; 

A moment yet the actor stops, 

And looks around to say farewell." 


The pageant of these final days in May 
which has been enacted, now for the 57th con- 
iecutive year, never grows old. Each class, as 
t comes into the public eye to receive its merited 
lonors, calls forth the same spontaneous burst 
)f enthusiasm, and carries forth with it into the 
vaiting world outside the same fervent good 
vishes that have been accorded to each preced- 
ng class in turn for almost 60 years. 


vas held, according to long established custom, 
n Centenary church, which had been lavishly 
lecorated in palms and clusters of purple and 
r ellow fleur de lis, the colors of 1904. 

The rain came in a steady downpour all 
norning, but it had little apparent effect on the 
>right bevy of quite two hundred students who 
iled into the seats reserved for them at 10:30 
)'clock. The auditorium was fairly well filled 
vhen Rev. C. F. Buker made the opening prayer, 
ifter which the choir, under Miss Kreider's 
eadership, sang "Fear Not, O Israel." Rev. C. 
-4. York, official visitor from the Southern Illi- 
lois Conference, read the Scripture lesson, and 
hen Rev. A. L. T. Ewert, pastor of Centenary, 
>reached the baccalaureate sermon from the text, 
'For Goldliness is profitable unto all things, 
laving promise of the life that now is, and of 
hat which is to come." 

It was a clear, explicit and forcible address, 
losing with a beautiful appeal to the young 
vomen before him for the life of personal ser- 

President Harker then gave his message to 
the class of 1904 in the following words: 

"Young Women of the Graduating Class: 
Exactly what it means to graduate from a college 
is a difficult thing to say. It has a different 
meaning in every individual case. But for each 
of you it is probably safe to say that this com- 
mencement occasion is one of the important 
epochs of your lives. 


"Up to this time you have been controlled 
mainly by others. For years you were directly 
under the care of loving parents, who made for 
you your environment, showed you the path in 
which to walk, repressed you here and encour- 
aged you there. After a few years they united 
with themselves teachers to assist in your de- 
velopment and training. For several of these 
later years they have honored us with more 
or less complete responsibility of this work, 


College Greetings. 

We have accepted the trust from them and from 
God with grateful hearts for the privilege. And 
the exercises of this commencement occasion are 
our public and formal announcement that we 
have finished the work they gave us to do, and 
we are now returning you to them again. 

"It is for you, apparently, a distinct parting 
of the ways. It doubtless, in most of your 
minds, seems to mean the stepping out from a 
condition of discipline and control to one of 
freedom. Hitherto, as I have said, you have 
been under direction. Others have said to you, 
'Go or come: do this or that.' Now, your teach- 
ers relinquish their authority, and your parents, 
in large part, will cease to command, It looks 
as if henceforth you are to be your own masters, 
throwing off the yoke and walking where you 

"But before you go. I would like to say a 
word to you, which, if not for its own weight, 
then perhaps because of the occasion, you may 
remember as long as you live. The word you 
will find in Jeremiah, 10:23, 'O Lord, I know that 
the way of man is not in himself; it is not in 
man that walketh to direct his steps.' 

"It is a happy day for us when we learn the 
fundamental truth that we can never be our own 
masters. Independence is a dream, and nothing 
is surer than that if you insist on your own way 
you will soon have cause to regret your folly. 
The real truth is not that you are now to be your 
own masters, but simply that instead of having 
your leaders selected by parents or guardians, 
you henceforth have the responsibility of choos- 
ing them for yourselves. 

"The moment you think yourselves free, and 
start out to walk alone, you will hear a thousand 
voices calling in as many directious — attracting, 
alluring, insisting, urging, almost compelling, 
and you will stand bewildered in the babel. 

"Which voice shall you follow? Let me 
suggest. There is only one name given, only 
one Master, who is always and altogether worthy 
of you. At every crossroad of your lives you can 
hear Him saying, sweetly, tenderly, lovingly, 
'Follow me.' He is the way. 

"I thank God this morning that you know 
Him, and that I believe you can sing from the 
heart the words of our Quaker poet; 

O Lord and Master of us all, 

Whate'er our name or sign, 
We own thy sway, we hear thy call, 

We test our lives by thine. 

"What He is we must endeavor to become. 
The path He trod we, too, must try to walk. 

"It is significant that He is represented in 
the three-fold office of prophet, priest and king. 
As He came to His crown by the way of knowl- 
edge and sacrifice, so we are taught the path of 
our kingdom. I want you to follow Him in all 
these relations. You have begun to know. By 
dint of study for several years, you have gained 
a little entrance to the halls of learning. We 
want you to go on. 'Covet earnestly the best 
gifts.' Be diligent in reading, and ever keep 
your mind alert to receive and retain new treas- 
ures of knowledge in many directions, so that 
you may be ready for an}' of the world's work 
you may be called upon to do. 

"But knowledge alone never leads to the 
kingdom. Before you can be crowned you must 
take the second degree; you must know what it 
is to enter into the Holy of Holies, coming to 
God in priestly office, in behalf of others, and 
sacrificing for them. The mother becomes queen 
of the home only as she gives herself up for her 
children. The teacher never receives his crown 
except as he gives himself up for his pupils. 
Whosoever shall save his life shall lose it; but 
whosoever in sacrifice gives up his life, the same 
receives the everlasting crown. 

"The apostle Paul had sat at the feet of the 
noted Gamaliel, and was greatly learned; but he 
could not receive his crown until he could say, 'I 
am now ready to be offered.' Moses was learned 
in all the learning of the Egyptians, but not 
until he could pray that God would take his life 
and spare the people could he come into his 
kingdom. It was not the brilliancy and learning 
of Frances Willard that made her the queen of 
women the wide world over, but the fact that she 
counted not her life dear unto her if she could 
aid in any way the cause of God and home and 
native land. 

"There is a crown for each of you. But you 
will never come to it through learning alone, even 
though you receive all the degrees of all the uni- 
versities. Do you really wish to wear it? Then 
go home to your parents and show them that you 
can, for them and for the others of your family, 
forget yourselves, and live in larger measure for 
them. Go out to your duties as teachers, and 
show that you can give up yourselves for the ad- 
vantage of your pupils. Go home to your 
churches and communities, and prove that you 
have received the inspiration of college life, not 
simply to enlarge yourselves, or to improve and 

College Greetings. 

develop your own lives, but so that you can more 
fully give yourself to church or community for 
the enlargement and upbuilding of others. 

"This is the way the Master goes. In this 
path of knowledge and sacrifice He walks before 
you always. Happy will you be if you turn from 
us as teachers and guides, and with full purpose 
of heart, in full freedom of your own choice, you 
select Him henceforth as your Lord. He will 
lead you into all truth; but better still, He will 
lead you into all sacrifice, and through this self- 
surrender He will lead you into your kingdom, 
and will Himself place the many-starred crown 
upon your head. 

"May God grant this happy consummation 
of life's journey to every one of you. Amen!" 

The choir gave the anthem, "Sullivan's Lost 
Chord," after which Rev. Dr. McElfresh pro- 
nounced the benediction. 


At 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the grad- 
uating exercises took place. 

The juniors outdid all the previous efforts in 
these last decorations in honor of the departing 
seniors. Ropes of smilax festooned the organ 
loft, and were caught in long streamers to the 
balcony. Interlacing ribbons of purple and gold 
were wound about the organ loft rail and great 
masses of flowers of the same royal colors be- 
decked the stage. The seats reserved for the 
seniors were marked by knots of violets tied 
with the class colors. The effect was beautiful. 

The great auditorium was filled to the doors, 
with many standing in the aisles, when Rev. C. 
L. York offered the opening prayer. 

The Jacobsohn Club rendered Papini's Bal- 
lata, after which President Harker, with some 
allusion to the long list of distinguished speak- 
ers who had occupied the platform at previous 
commencement occasions, introduced Bishop 
Chas. D. Galloway, D. D., LL.D., of Jackson, 

We had never had quite this type of orators 
before us, but from the moment that Bishop Gal- 
loway rose until his last word was uttered, he 
held his audience completely. 

His commanding presence and his fine voice, 
with its soft Southern intonation, are elements 
that, united with a rare readiness of utterance 
and a seemingly inexhaustible tund of illumina- 

ting illustrative material, makes him the finished 
orator of an order that this generation knows 
mainly through tradition. 

The frequent bursts of applause showed how 
thoroughly he had captured his listeners. 

Bishop Galloway's theme was "A Southern- 
er's View of Education." 
He said, in brief: 

"I feel that it is an honor to be here and 
speak upon this platform this afternoon, and I 
take it that I am here, not because of what I am, 
but because of what I represent, namely — that 
vast southern territory of our great country 
which you are unaccustomed to hear from. 

"What you sow in the school you reap in the 
nation. As is the school, so is the land. I am 
glad that teaching has become a distinct pro- 
fession. It always has been, but not until re- 
cent years has it been recognized as a most noble 
calling. It was Melanechon who said that to 
rightly train a single youth, is greater than the 
taking of Troy. Next to, if not equal to, and I 
am sometimes inclined to say almost greater 
than the influence of the pulpit, is the influence 
of the school, and back of the school stands the 
teacher. A noted Englishman has said, 'Let 
others write the nation's laws; let me but write 
her ballads.' The soul-inspiring power of music 
I would not underestimate, but using the same 
thought, I am willing that others shall write my 
country's laws, and others may write my coun- 
try's ballads, but give to me the privilege of edu- 
cating the children of my people, and I will write 
their history and determine their destiny. 

"The future of our nation is to be determined 
around the cradle of the child. How, then, 
comes into importance the position of the teacher? 
In Boston the eye of the visitor is trained upon 
two wonderful statues in close proximity, in- 
dicative of human greatness. One is that of a 
man from whom I wonld not be guilty of taking 
the least laurel from his crown — the great in- 
terpreter of the constitution, and one of the 
greatest statemen of all time, Daniel Webster. 
Nearby stands the other statue, not as preten- 
tious, perhaps, with the letters of his name 
standing out less boldly, but nevertheless the 
representation of a genius to whose wonderful 
ability we are all indebted, and in the presence 
of this audience today I challenge any one to 
mention a name to whom we all owe a greater 
debt of gratitude than the name of Horace Mann, 
the founder of our public school system." 



College Greetings. 

Referring to the lessons of the Franco-Prus- 
sian war, the speaker called attention to the far- 
reaching influence of the German teacher, who, 
for a century before that conflict, had drawn a 
pencil mark on the map of Europe around the 
territory of Alsace and Lorraine, and indellibly 
impressed upon the German student, the future 
man and soldier of the nation, the fact that the 
territory was the rightful possession of his own 
country. Back of the genius of Prince Bismarck 
the strategy of Von Molkte, in that great con- 
flict, was the silent influence of the school 
teacher. So I might multiply illustration after 
illustration. Alexander was ever proud of the 
fact that he was a pupil of Aristotle, and the 
great apostle, Paul, could never estimate the 
debt of gratitude lie owed to the Jewish doctor, 
who was the instructor of his youth. The char- 
acter of the teacher in our schools, then, becomes 
a question of the utmost moment. Victor Hugo 
has said, 'That he who opens the door of the 
school house closes the door of the jail." This 
statement, however, must be taken with some 
qualification. Shoddy work can be done in the 
school room, and is done in the school room, as 
well as in the shoe shop. 

'•I do not think that in America we have alto- 
gether the right idea as to the qualifications that 
make a successful teacher. In America the 
standard of a teacher's ability is estimated ac- 
cording to the grade of her examination paper. 
This is not a true test. The English, in my es- 
timation, have the true idea about a teacher, 
whose grade is determined after an examination 
of her pupils. What determines the civilization 
of a people/' Their ethical standing-. This is 
the most potential influence in a nation's life. 
England's conquest of India is simply an exam- 
ple of the difference between Hindooism and 
Christianity. You may ask the question, then, 
if Christianity is such a potent factor, why are 
not all Christian nations like the United States? 
And I am immediately confronted with the coun- 
try of Spain as a refutation of my argument. 
Spain, that great country of the eighteenth cen- 
tury, who adopted Christianity as a state re- 
ligion; whose dominions extended over South 
America, and whose flag floated over the greater 
part of North America; who had possessions in 
the isles of the sea, and who stood in the fore- 
front of nations — where does she stand today, 
and why? She has always stood for Christianity, 
and so has the United States, but the one conu- 

try has stood for a closed Bible, and therein lies 
the reasons for Spain's downfall and humilia- 

In referring to the Russo-Japan war, the 
speaker said, "I want Japan to succeed, because 
she stands for twentieth century ideas, while 
Russia stands for the doctrine of the middle 


"Education must be coupled with patriotism, 
and the two must go hand in hand. There 
ought to be in the schools that broad patriotism 
devoid of all factionalism and sectionalism. I 
am glad today that I can stand here the repre- 
sentative of a state whose star is represented in 
the American flag, and the heart of whose peo- 
ple throbs in unison with the loyal refrain that 
is now being sung by a reunited country, from 
the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the gulf to 
the great lakes. 

"May the blessing of God rest upon all 
Christian institutions, and particularly upon this 
institution represented here today, is the sincere 
wish of a southern friend." 

At the conclusion of the address the College 
Glee Club gave "Young Lovell's Bride." — 

The thirty-four members of the class of 1904 
then arose in their places in the body of the 
church, the stage this year being unable to ac- 
commodate a class of its proportions. They 
tiled, one by one, up on the platform, making a 
charming picture in their white gowns against 
the background of vivid green. Miss Austin, 
lady principal, made the announcement that 
having fully met the standard required by the 
prescribed course of study, they were entitled to 
the diplomas, which were then presented by 
President Harker. 

After a brief summary of the prosperous 
conditions under which the College enters upon 
another year of its history by the president, Rev. 
A, L. T. Ewert pronounced the benediction. 

The members of the graduating class are as 


Ellen Gertrude Ball, Toluca. 
Helen Hargrave Birch, Griggsville. 
Mottie Merle Brown, Literberry. 
Emma Munsell Bullard, Mechanicsburg. 
Edna Justine Filson, Concord. 
Olive Mae Mathis, Payson. 
Ella Elizabeth Ross, Jacksonville. 
Elizabeth Rosamond Russell, Jacksonville. 

College Greetings. 


Mae Melinda Seymour, Franklin. 
Martha Mae Thompson, Ashland. 
Anna Lncile White, Effingham. 


Edna Sophia Kienzle, St. Joseph. 
Mabel Elizabeth Miller, Ivesdale. 
Bertha Ethel Ogram, Literberry. 
Winifred Martha Palmer, Jacksonville. 
Lulu Mae Smith, Jacksonville. 
Etna Hope Stivers, Loving-ton. 
Helen Mary Timmons, Monticello. 
M. Bertha Todd, Mattoon. 
Bessie Roberts Turner, Waverly. 
Edith Weber, Glenarm. 
Gertrude Irene York, Brighton. 


Jessie May Billiard, Crawley, Louisiana. 

Gertrude Alice Briggs, Pasadena, Cal. 

Flora E. Balcke, Jacksonville. 

Mattie Ellen Deatherage, Waverly. 

Edna Blanche Hatch, Griggsville. 

Hortense Ouindara Stark, Hume. 

Jessie Maude Vandine, Newman. 

Mabel Pearl Wilson. Virginia. 

Mrs. Frances DeMotte Archibald, Upland, 


Mrs. Lillian Batz Stice, Jacksonville. 
Anne Ayers Young, Jacksonville. 


Emma Gertrude Scott, Jacksonville. 

The last festivity in honor of 1904 was the 
annual president's reception given the night of 
commencement. The rooms were artistically 
decorated by the juniors in ropes of smilax and 
cut flowers, and at the hours appointed — eight 
to ten — the spacious rooms were thronged with 

Those receiving were President and Mrs. 
Harker, Miss Austin, lady principal, Miss Cow- 
gill, class officer and the members of the gradu- 
ating class. Others who assisted in entertaining 
were Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Pitner, Mr. and Mrs. R. 
A. Gates, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Rusk, Mr. and 
Mrs. H. C. Tunison, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Capps, 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Capps and members of the 



The meeting of the board May 31st was well 
attended, and was marked by unusual interest 
and enthusiasm. 

The report of President Harker showed that 
the year had again been in many respects one of 
the best years in the history of the College. The 
attendance had reached the highest number ever 
recorded, 340. The health of the school had 
been exceptionally good. The relations between 
the teachers and students had been most har- 
monious, and an earnest religious spirit had been 
manifested, resulting in the conversion of 15 of 
the students and a quickening of the spiritual 
life of all. ' 

During the year more than $11,000 had been 
added to the assets of the College, and the Self 
property, situated east of the College, had been 
bought by the trustees. 

The executive committee reported that they 
had let the contracts for the erection, during the 
summer, of a new boiler house and electric light 
plant, and their action was ratified by the trust- 
ees. It is the intention of the committee to push 
the work so that the plant will be ready for use 
next winter. 

Since the last meeting of the board, of four 
the trustees have been called from us to their 
final reward— Judge H. G. Whitlock, Rev. G. R. 
S. McElfresh, David H. Lollis and Mrs. Minerva 
Dunlap Scott. Resolutions of respect and esteem 
were adopted in their memory. Appropriate 
mention was also made of the death of Mrs. Mary 
McElfresh Bennett, who left the College $200, 
and of Mrs. Susan Rapp Piatt, who, when dying, 
left a gift of SI, 000. 

Since the last trustee meeting, the following 
conferences have passed resolutions officially 
commending the College and its work, and have 
appointed official visitors to the College: the 
Southern Illinois Conference, the Northwest In- 
diana, the Northern Indiana, the St. Louis, and 
Missouri Conference. 

The board expressed their unbounded confi- 
dence in President Harker and their hearty ap- 
proval of his administration by voting to extend 
his term of office until the year 1918. 

The following resolutions were adopted after 
a full discussion: 

1st. Resolved, That this board of trustees 
hereby declares its purpose to advance the stand- 


College Greetings. 

ard of the College to the regular collegiate grade 
as required by the University Senate of the 
Methodist Episcopal church as soon as it can be 
done with financial safety. 

2d. That the board authorize a vigorous 
movement looking towards securing $100,000 for 
endowment and $50,000 for building and equip- 

3d. That they urge the co-operation of the 
alumnae to this end. 

A letter from Miss Mary S. Pegram, alumnae 
trustee, whose term expires in 1909, was read, 
stating that owing to continued ill health she 
would not be able to continue in office. Her 
resignation was accepted with regret. Miss 
Pegram has been a faithful trustee for many 
years, and her presence and interest will be much 
missed. The alumnae committee nominated in 
her stead Mrs. Marietta Mathers Rowe, '75, and 
the board ratified the nomination. 

The report of the conference visitors was 
read by Rev. A. L. T, Ewert. and adopted by the 
board. The report commends especially the 
high quality of the work done in the class rooms, 
and urges the trustees to advance the standard 
to the full collegiate grade. 

All present at the trustee meeting felt that 
the success of the College in the past years and 
the increasing evidence from year to year that 
the hearts of friends are turning to the school, 
make the outlook for the future very bright. In 
three years the College will celebrate its 60th 
anniversary, and it is hoped by that time much 
may have been done towards realizing the ad- 
vance movement indicated in the resolutions 
which were adopted. 

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The trustees of the Illinois Woman's College 
hereby record their sincere sorrow in the recent 
death of Member David H. Lollis, of Meredosia, 
and their high appreciation of his interest in the 
College. He was faithful in attendance on the 
regular meetings of the board, and in the per- 
formance of his duties as member of the audit- 
ing committee. His devotion to the College was 
shown not alone in his joy at every advance of its 
upbuilding, but also in liberal gifts from time to 

time, and in never losing an opportunity of se- 
curing assistance for the College from others. 


In the death of Rev. G. R. S. McElfresh, 
which occurred during the college year now 
closing, the Woman's College lost one of its very 
best friends and safest counselors. We desire to 
record our appreciation of his 'exalted Christian 
character, his faithfulness to every trust the 
church committed to him, and especially his 
great devotion to all the interests of this institu- 


In the death of Judge H. G. Whitlock, the 
Woman's College lost a faithful friend and wise 
counselor. His departure will be keenly felt in 
the meetings of this board, and especially in the 
executive committee, where he served the College 
with marked fidelity and ability. His counsel 
was particularly valuable on legal questions. 
The president and board had his hearty co-opera- 
tion in planning and executing the several ad- 
vancements of the material interests of the Col- 
lege. He alwavs had a friendly interest in the 
faculty and pupils, and frequentlv manifested 
this in substantial ways. We shall long feel the 
loss of our faithful and genial friend, Judge 


It is fitting this morning that a word of re- 
membrance and appreciation be spoken of one 
who, as student, graduate, friend and trustee, 
was ever loyal and devoted to Illinois Woman's 

From life to life eternal the spirit of our be- 
loved alumnae sister, Mrs. Minerva Dunlap Scott, 
took its glad flight on the morning of the 14th of 
this month. 

A character so beautiful in its every expres- 
sion, so bright and buoyant even in suffering 
and pain, is rare indeed, and in the unknown 
realm where she has vanished beyond the call of 
our voices, we think of her in the joy and ecstacy 
ot reunited friendships and the love that is abid- 
ing. For the members of the first graduating 
class of the College, the alumnae have cherished 
a reverence and affection peculiarly strong and 
tender. Mrs. Scott, by her residence here, and 
by her close association with College affairs, has 
seemed to be the representative and type of that 

College Greetings. 


honored class, and therefore she came to be the 
special object and centre of this affection. 

Few have been the commencement occasions 
when she was not with us, and her gracious, 
happy presence will be missed more than we can 

With these spoken words of love and appre- 
ciation, we also cherish in our hearts the hope of 
a renewed and unending - companionship with 
her, and with those other dear ones we have 
loved and lost in that unknown land of the de- 
parted — that, comprehending" not, we name 

Trustees' Meeting-, May 31, 1904. 


FROM JUNE 10, 1903, to June 6, 1904. 


I have much pleasure in reporting - to the 
Greetings the gifts received by the Colleg-e since 
the last report was made in June, 1903. The 
total is a very creditable sum, more than 53,500. 
I am sorry to note that not nearly as much has 
come this year from the alumnae, about $150; 
from other friends have come more than $3,000. 

Besides these gifts of money, special gifts 
have been received from many friends. It would 
be difficult to specify every gift, but mention 
should be made of generous g'ifts of books from 
the Senior Literature class, Miss Neville, Miss 
Cowgill, Dr. and Mrs. Hairgrove, Alex Piatt and 
the State Y. W. C. A. A book-case vvas donated 
by Alex Piatt, two chairs for the reception room 
by the class of 1903, and a beautiful framed en- 
graving by Dr. and Mrs. Pitner. 

Alumnae and friends are urged to note the 
purpose of the trustees to raise 550,000 for ad- 
ditional buildings and equipment, and $100,000 
for endowment, and all should be ready to assist 
in this good work. 

Every true friend of the Illinois Woman's 
College will contribute to its needs from year to 
year according to ability, and will remember the 
College in his will. 

Mrs. Jane Patten, Clarence, 111. . $200.00 

Phi Nu Society .... 152.65 
Belles Lettres Society . . . 80.05 

J. S. Starr, Decatur, 111. . . .100 

J. S. Campbell, Murdock, 111. . 75 

20th Century Thank Offering Commission . 55.55 

Illinois Conference Educational Fund . $671.07 
Rev. T. B. Wright, Rochester, 111. . 25 

A. Jensen. Jacksonville ... .25 

Alex VanWinkle, Franklin, 111. . 25 

E. J. Atherton, Pleasant Plains . . 5 
Mary E. Green, Jacksonville . . . 25 

Geo. S. Gay 25 

J. H. Rayhill & Co 20 

Mrs. Hammou, Meredosia, 111. . . 15 

F. J. Andrews 50 

Thos, Bennett, Rossville, 111. . . 50 

Dr. S. W. Thornton, Joliet, 111. . . 25 

J. C. Sheldon, Urbana, 111. . . . 500 
Estate of Mrs. Mary McElfresh Bennett . 200 
Alex Piatt, in memory of Mrs. Susan Rapp 

Piatt 400 

Dr. T. J. Pitner 250 

Jos. R. Harker 250 

Edmund Blackburn 50 

Joseph Winterbottom .... 10 

J. Herman ....... 25 

Hoffman Bros. 25 

Rev. Theo. Kemp 25 

J. G. Rexroat 10 

Anna M. Bronson, '92 .... 5 

Mrs. Martha Cox Buckthorpe. 94 . . 6.90 

Mrs. Nannie Klepper Gregson, '82 . . 5 
Mrs. Rebecca B. Brown. '84 ... 25 
Mrs. Anna Ewert Erviu, '99 . . . 10 
Mrs. Martha Conway Waulbaum, '85 . 25 

Mrs. Rhoda L. McCormick, Waverly . 50 

Mrs. Mary Heath Steele, '73 . . 10 

Mrs. Hattie Seiwell, Danville . . .25 

Mrs. Rebecca Wood Metcalf, '58 . . 15 

Pauline Patton, '02 10 

Mrs. Eunice Buxton Harris, '69 . . 10 

Total $3,566.22 


The report of the visiting' committee was 
read. This committee is composed of all Meth- 
odist pastors in the city and all presiding elders 
in the district, with a few presiding- elders from 
outside districts. The report reads as follows: 

The conference visitors beg- leave to make 
the following' report: 

"It gives us pleasure to state our entire satis- 
faction with the condition and outlook of the 
school. The year has been one of growth and 
prosperity. Intellectually, physically, morally 

College Greetings. 

and spiritually, the year has been signally a fa- 
vored one. No sickness or accident has occurred 
to interfere with the constant progress of the 
work. The students have been well cared for 
and correspondingly happy. The teachers have 
all been faithful and the class work consistently 
performed. The grade of work has been good. 

We take pleasure, also, in restating our con- 
fidence in the presidency of Dr. Joseph R. Harker. 
His administration continues deservedly popular, 
aggressive and prosperous. His ability is con- 
stantly in evidence, while his faith and plans 
promise continued progress. Under his leader- 
ship we may expect good reports continually. 

We believe that the time has come for a 
larger outlook and more painstaking and sys- 
tematic enterprise in behalf of the institution's 
permanent and assured future. The school is 
wonderfully fortunate in its situation, geograph- 
ically considered, and in so resourceful a section 
of our middle west that its day after tomorrow 
life must be constantly taken into consideration. 
It is true of institutions as well as of individ- 

"We shape ourselves the joy or fear 
Of which our coming life is made, 
And fill our future's atmosphere 
With sunshine or with shade." 

The time is at hand when attention must be 
given to the endowment of the school; not all at 
once, but gradually and surely. Through gifts 
and legacies this can be accomplished. Small 
amounts from the many will do wonders. This 
will require the initiative and alertness of all the 
friends, but should prove a delight and work of 

As we have considered and watched the 
progress of the school up to the present, we can- 
not but feel that the time is now near when the 
College should be made more fully collegiate. 
This, we think, can soon be accomplished. In 
competition work for students this, at times, 
means very much. There is no reason why 
young women should not have the benefit of a 
full college course here as well as in some of the 
schools further east. We are so near to it now 
that it is only a step to the complete accomplish- 
ment and realization of the same. We commend 
this to your careful attention. 

Coming from the mental and ideal to the 
material and ordinary, we believe with the intro- 
duction of a heating and electric plant there 
should also be placed in operation a laundry. 

This, for an institution like ours, seems indis- 
pensable and most desirable. From our view- 
point it seems tenable and commendable. This, 
too, we submit to your thought and considera- 

Finally, in closing, we again would empha- 
size our complete satisfaction in the sustained 
interest and constantly growing confidence the 
people have in the future of this institution. It 
is becoming known more and more. Its gradu- 
ates are the light bearers, and the people every- 
where hear only good reports. And this is not 
an exaggeration, but sober truth. We would 
send the word north and south, east and west, 
that parents can find no safer school for daugh- 
ters anywhere. Beautiful for situation, the Col- 
lege is also engaged in beautifying character, 
making noble lives, and sending forth equipped 
graduates to prove a blessing in their day and 

A. L. T. Ewert, President. 

Nathan English, Secretary. 

The value of such an institution as the 
Woman's College in our midst is often under- 
estimated. It is trulv a great and growing insti- 
tution, ably conducted, and is the only College in 
the Methodist denomination devoted enclusively 
to the education of women. The field, therefore, 
is practically limitless, and to what bounds the 

OF 1904. 

Antedating the festivities of the commence- 
ment season was the senior picnic at East Woods 
on Monday afternoon, May 23d, with Miss Cow- 
gill, class officer, as hostess. It was an ideal 
day, and the outing was enjoyed to the utmost 
by the girls of '04. College song-s, class yells 
and games, with occasional snap-shots, occupied 
the time until near sunset, when an elegant pic- 
nic supper was served. The following was the 


Sandwiches. Pickles. Ham. 

Lettuce. Radishes. Deviled eg-gs. 

Strawberry ice cream. Assorted cakes. 

Bonbons. Sherbet. 


The last social gathering- marking the iden- 
tity of the class of '04, as an organization, was 

College Greetings. 


a breakfast at the Colonial Inn, Saturday morn- 
ing, May 28th, at 10 o'clock. The dining- room 
of the Inn was given up entirely to the class, and 
it was a pretty sight to see the many tables sur- 
rounded by the happy-faced girls. An elegant 
course-breakfast was served in faultless style, 
and the girls all left with the feeling that this 
would indeed linger long in the happy memories 
of senior days. 


Friday evening, May 27th, the seniors felt 
that one more celebration was imperative before 
they passed from college halls. So at 6:30 they 
boarded the street car and went to the extent of 
the car lines. Half way back, a happy surprise 
was sprung on the majority of the class, for the 
cars stopped, and they were invited to step off. 
Following their class officer, they started, they 
knew not where, but soon were enlightened, 
when they reached the home of Ella Ross, where 
a most pleasant evening was spent. The house 
was decorated with the class colors, purple and 
gold, and the same color-scheme was carried out 
in the refre.-hments, which were served at a late 

Various plans were discussed for next year, 
which made the girls realize thatQthe ''end" was 
not far off. 

The presentation of a souvenir man to each 
girl afforded much amusement, and a vote of 
thanks is certainly due Miss Ross for a most 
pleasant evening and a delightful ending to the 
senior trolley ride. 



Saturday, May 28th, was a day that will be 
forever held iu memory by the seniors of Illinois 
Woman's College. 

It began with the senior breakfast at the 
quaintly picturesque Colonial Inn, and was swift- 
ly followed by the Class Day exercises iu the Col- 
lege chapel at 2:30 P. M. 

The platform had been transformed into a 
bower of living' green by the device of a curtain 
suspended between the library and chapel, made 
entirely of leaves. The light from the windows 
beyond filtered through, while bunches of yellow 
lilies and purple violets added touches of brilliant 

In the hall, the class colors were also in evi- 
dence, twined about the chandaliers. 

The formal program opened with the Class 

Day march, composed and played by Mabel Wil- 
son while the seniors, all in white shirt waist 
suits, marched upon the platform to their ap- 
pointed places. 

Gertrude York then read the class history, 
written in stately old English, which was re- 
ceived with much applause. 

Saint-Saens "Marche Heroique" was given 
by Flora Balcke, Mabel Wilson, Mattie Deather- 
age and Jessie Vandine. 

The oration of the afternoon was delivered 
by Mae Seymour, who took as her theme Car- 
lyle's definition of "Genius — A Capacity for 

It showed careful preparation, and was per- 
vaded by a spirit of earnestness that found a 
fitting expression in her closing sentences, which 
referred especially to the life and labor awaiting 
the members of the class of 1904 as they were 
about to pass out of College halls forever. 

The class poem, written by Anne White, had 
caught the same high aspiring note, and her 
effort met with applause. 

Anne Young then sang "Softly Fall the 
Shades" very sweetly to music she, herself, had 
composed, after which Emma Bullard, in lighter 
vein, gave her well prepared "Retrospect" from 
the vantage-point of distant years. It provoked 
much laughter, especially from those acquainted 
with the iuside history of 1904. 

Mabel Wilson, at the piano, again took up 
the Class Day March, and at the first notes the 
juniors formed in lines and marched two abreast, 
each line bearing upon their shoulders a dainty 
flower chain. They paused on the way down the 
stone steps, and between their lines the audi- 
ence passed to the campus. Last, came the 
white-frocked seniors, and the juniors, closing 
about them, the pretty procession marched to 
their places on the campus, forming into a semi- 
circle with the seniors grouped to themselves. 

Olive Mathis then delivered a short resume 
of senior-junior history during their four years' 
intercourse, holdiug in her hand a hatchet, 
twined abont with class colors that had — figura- 
tively speaking - — known hard usage in class 

This she proceeded to bury, assisted by Eeda 
Ellsbery, who represented the class of '05 in the 
amiable interment of old feuds. 

At the open window above, Jessie Bullard, 
Anne Young, Emma Bullard, Flora Balcke, Mrs. 
Stice, Edna Hatch and Gertrude York stood and 
sang an ivy song while the ivy was being planted 



College Greetings. 

above the hatchet, with which the exercises con- 

That evening-, between the hours of 7 and 8, 
the seniors, seated on the stone steps, held a 
"College Sing-," to which the public were invited. 
They led the school in the singing- of such old 
favorites as "Annie Laurie," and others particu- 
larly dear to the college heart. 




In the old days of joy and cloudless splendor, 
Ere sin und strife had stolen away the golden 

Before fierce hate had entered earth to render 
The story ot mankind, a torn and blotted page; 


Then, all day long, 'tis said, the gates of Heaven 
Stood open wide, and from their portals gleam- 
Streamed forth upon earth's fields and joyous 
A radiant light, with love and glory beaming. 


And every eve there floated from the gateway, 
When earth lay silent in the calm of sunset 

The all-harmonious strains of angel music, 

Whose notes the dear God had conceived and 

written so; — 


Then sin and hate into man's heart came creep- 
And changed the wondrous bliss to pain and 

woe and night; 
God's face grew sad; the song was turned to 
The gate was shut; no longer shone on earth 

the light. 


Then angels tore to bits the notes so precious, 
And seated on the clouds that veiled the sky, 

Scattered the fragments broadcast o'er earth's 
By aid of every bird or wind that wandered by. 


And ever since the passionate race of mortals 
Has sought to find the smallest note of melody, 

But as their strains are torn and fragmentary, 
Their song not yet from hateful discords is set 


Of our dear class of nineteen-four each member 
Has found a portion of that Heavenly melody, 

Each girl at least has one pure strain of music, 
However poor, untaught, imperfect it may be. 


For just a space each one has joined her life-song 
To this class-chorus with its varying harmo- 
And though each note is better for the training, 
The passing years have left unchanged the 
varying keys, 


And each one, as before, is full of discords, 
Each voice with differing beauty, range and 
Can only learn the lesson of perfection 

When, with the years, experience brings her 


And now the day has dawned that marks our 
We must divide, and each one choose a differ- 
ent way, 
Some to familiar scenes with joy returning, 
Some to new paths, undreamed of, hurried 
without delay. 

But every girl, wherever Fate may lead her, 
Whatever she be called to say or do or be, 
O may she strive to harmonize her measure, 
And blend it with the world's unceasing melody. 


Here's one among our class, the best of seniors, 
A leader she, with strain magnetic, high and 

Who, after her, draws up the struggling masses 
To higher, broader lives, to ideals more sincere; 

Here's one 'mid quiet scenes unchanging, 

Who sings her peaceful, gentle melody of life 
To dear ones in a place by love made sacred, 
A place called home, untouched by earth's sad 
din and strife. 


One all alone chants her unchanging measure, 
Where duty, stern, inexorable, has sweetened 


College Greetings. 


ly her unwavering- loyalty and kindness, 
By her self-sacrifice, unpraised, unknown, un- 


nother feels the weight of human sorrow, 
That fills old earth's worn, aching- heart up to 

the brim, 
nd by her lowly courag-e shows to thousands 
God's mercy, love and light; and does it just 

for Him. 


;ut it matters not if our notes be varying, 
If our strain be humble, or clear or low or pure, 
ust so earth's pain by our striving be lessened, 
And the discords of hatred and envy made 


'hen at the last, as it says in the legend, 
When once again rolls round the blessed golden 

'he dear God will send down His radiant ang-els, 
To gather up the fragments of our torn and 
blotted page. 

'hen from the notes so mixed and stained and 

The great Musician will write down another 

nd, as the)' did in years gone by, the angels 
Will sing - their full melodious song forever- 


'hen may it be that this dear class of seniors. 
With song made perfect, and with life-note 
free from sin, 

hall reunited there gladness finish, 

The mighty, time-old chorus which we here 




The commencement recital of the School of 
llocution occurred Tuesday evening. May 24th. 
Hie date had been set later than this, but owing 
) the illness of Miss Cole's father, she was sum- 
loned home; consequently preparations were 
astened and the program was rendered. 

The Jacksonville Journal of May 25th con- 
lined the following account of the evening's 

The first part of the recital consisted of a 
sr'tes of readings from the works of H. W. Long- 
ellow. The poems of this author — perhaps the 

most popular of American poets — always strike 
a responsive chord in the hearts of an American 
audience, and when presented in such a charm- 
ing- and intellig-ent manner as they were last 
evening, prove a rare treat indeed. 

"The Sailing of the Mayflower" was given 
in a fautless manner by Lola Young. The young 
lady has a very pleasing presence, and spoke 
with clear and distinct enunciation, which, com- 
bined with excellent descriptive powers, made an 
unusually interesting- number. 

The "Launching of the Ship," by Paula 
Wood, was next given. This old favorite was 
well suited to Miss Wood's style of delivery, and 
proved very popular with the audience. The 
speaker was perfectly in harmony with the feel- 
ing- of the poem, and her delivery had an ease 
and sincerity which was pleasing to see. 

Pearl Purviance then gave "Lady Went- 



worth," a beautiful poetic story of considerable 
feeling of a lighter nature, in a finished manner. 
Her interpretation of the story was notably a 
good one, the speaker appearing- in perfect sym- 
pathy with the subject. 

Mary Huntley then sang most beautifully 
"The Bridge," by Lady Carew. 

Jane Johnston appeared in a very difficult se- 
lection, "Hiawatha's Wooing." Her delivery 
was above reproach, and was at all times in per- 
fect keeping with the character of the poem. 

The second part of the program was awaited 
with many pleasurable anticipations, and the 
audience was by no means disappointed, as the 
numbers gave a fine opportunity for the young- 
ladies to show their versatility. The offerings 
were, "Daniel Deronda's Meeting with His Moth- 
er," from George Eliot, given by Miss Purviance; 



College Greetings. 

"Paul Dombey enters Dr. Blimber's School," 
from Dickens, by Miss Johnston, and a scene 
from "School for Scandal," by Sheridan, with 
Miss Wood as Sir Peter Teazle and Miss Young 
as Lady Teazle. 

All these numbers were given with a skill in 
interpretation and impersonation which is rarely 
seen on similar occasions. They were all great- 
ly enjoyed and provoked much applause. 

The musical numbers consisted of two piano 
solos, "Poupee Valsante," by Poldini, and "L'al- 
onette," by Balakirew, given in an artistic man- 
ner by Mabel Barlow. 

Taken altogether, the recital was a rare 
treat, and was a fine testimony to the ability of 
the capable director, Katherine Dickens Cole, 
who is to return to us next year. 

Estelle Tunison, Ethel Wylder, Freda Roth am 
Jane Johnston. 

The flower subjects showed crisp line and 
fresh, clear coloring, some of them as a magnolia 
study, a huge bunch of crimson roses and a daf- 
fodil piece were exceptionally pleasing-. 

Miss Knopf succeeds in getting good work 
out of her pupils, and work that, however deli- 
cate, is not lacking in strength. 

In the small room to the west the walls wen 
covered with charcoal sketches, mostly from the 

Among them were the three subjects Bessie 
Harker entered for the scholarship prize offeree 
by the Art Students' League of New York, the 
foremost art school of our country with the sin 
gle exception of the Art Institute of Chicago. 


The annual exhibit of the School of Fine 
Arts was dated for Monday from 10 A. M. to 5 
P. M., but the beautiful, airy rooms of the de- 
partment proved to be a central attraction, and 
drew a constant stream of visitors at all hours 
during the last three days of the term. 

The walls of the large studio proper were 
one glow of color, the space being' completely 
filled with the work of the department, some in 
oils, but mostly in the more delicate medium of 
water colors, while all about were fresh cut 
flowers and the artistic belongings in the shape 
of quaint vases and casts, and such treasures as 
collect about a studio from year to year. 

Emma Scott, the one graduate of the depart- 
ment, had the entire east wall space given over 
to her work. It embraced a wide variety of sub- 
jects, mostly in oil and water colors. There 
were some rapidly executed sketches of the other 
studio pupils in characteristic poses, besides 
landscapes, flowers, still life and one portrait. 

One still life formed a decidedly pretty com- 
bination of color; it consisted of a bunch of milk 
weed pods, just bursting into silky down, a pew- 
ter platter, and a candlestick, all in front of a red 

Here and there were to be found bits of local 
landscape — one of the town churches on a snowy 
day in winter, with the cheerless trees stretching 
down the avenue, a lane that looked familiar, 
and a number of figures. In this last line, Bes- 
sie Harker had some clever work — two hour 
sketches, and in the models one easily recognized 


The "Head of Bacchus" won her the prize 
and as the decision of the judges was knowi 
but a short time before commencement, this par 
ticular subject was eagerly inspected. 

It is an exquisite bit of work, and besides 
the honor of first place in a competition in whicl 
schools from all over the country participated, it 
carries with it one year's free tuition in the Art 
Students' League. 

An exceptional delicacy, new to some of the 
older students, characterizes all of Miss Knopf's 
work in black and white, and yet its strengtt 
cannot be denied. 

The display ot china was large and exceed- 
ingly beautiful. The studio has its own kiln, 
and the firing- is all done at home. The work in 


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flower decoration showed swiftness of execution 
and rich, warm-hued coloring' gained by several 

The conventional designs were up-to-date; 
probably the most effective and most harmonious 
in the coloring was a chocolate set — pitcher and 
twelve cups ot quaint design, done in lustre 

Taken as a whole, the exhibit was of a high 
degree of excellence, and the department is to be 
congratulated that Miss Knopf is to return next 




The commencement concert of the College of 
Music was held at Centenary church Monday 
evening before a large and highly appreciative 

The program was one of rare merit, and the 
numbers were all given with fine musical taste 
and splendid ability. 

The audience was a most responsive one, 
and each performer was heartily received. 


Jessie Bullard appeared first upon the pro- 
gram, and her playing was of a high order of 
excellence. Miss Bullard has a finished tech- 
nique and fine musical conception. 

The second number. "Scene and Aria," was 
delightfully sung by Mrs. Lillian Batz Stice. 
She possesses a most pleasing voice and sings 

An instrumental selection by Mattie Death- 
erage was next given, and in the fine interpreta- 

tion of the number the young lady showed much 

Anne Young, whose voice of unusual sweet- 
ness is always heard with pleasure, sang a group 
number. Her interpretation was faultless, and 
she sang with splendid expression and fine feel- 

The Liszt selection, skilfully played by Jes- 
sie Vandine, concluded the first part of the pro- 
gram. The difficult composition was given in a 
fine manner, and showed excellent ability. 

The second part of the program was opened 
with a "Scherzo" from Saint-Saens, interpreted 
in a most finished and artistic manner by Ethel 
Hatch. Miss Hatch is a graceful performer, and 
plays with accuracy and perfect expression. Her 
number was greatly enjoyed. 

The audience again listened to a vocal num- 
ber by Miss Young, entitled "Cavatine," by Gou- 
nod. The vocal powers of Miss Young were 
given admirable expression, and her solo was 
listened to with great pleasure. 

Flora Balcke appeared in an instrumental 
number, "Ballade, Op. No. 20," and gave an ex- 


cellent rendition of the exacting demands of the 
piece. Her work is always most admirable. 

Mabel Wilson was next heard in a double 
number, which was interpreted in a talented 
manner. Her technique was excellent, and her 
playing showed marked ability. 

Mrs. Stice was then heard in a second num- 
ber, entitled "Saucta Maria," by Faure, which 
was most beautifully sung. 

The program of the evening was concluded 


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with a Chopin number, rendered in a highly ar- 
tistic manner by Alice Briggs. The exceptional 
manner in which the composition was played was 
a splendid tribute to the musical ability of the 

The program was as follows: 


Sonata in one movement 

Jessie Bullard. 


Scene and Aria (from Der Freischuetz) . Weber 
Mrs. Lillian Batz Stice. 

Polonaise. Op. 11 .... Schytte 

Mattie Deatherage. 

Without Thee D'Hardelot 

Under the Rose .... Fisher 

Sweet is Tipperary .... Fisher 

Anne Young. 

Rhapsodie, No. 13 Liszt 

Jessie Vandine. 


Scherzo (from Concerto, G minor) . Saint-Saens 

(Orchestral parts on second piano.) 

Ethel Hatch. 

Cavatine (Oueen of Sheba) 

Miss Young-. 

Ballade, Op. 20 



Flora Balcke. 

The Lark . . , . Glinka-Balakirew 

La Campanella Liszt 

Mabel Wilson. 

Sancta Maria Faure 

Mrs. Stice — Violin obligato, Miss Long. 

Polonaise, A flat, Op. 53 


Alice Briggs. 

The following are the members of the grad- 
uating class: 


Flora Balcke, Jacksonville. 
Jessie May Bullard, Crawley, La. 
Gertrude Alice Briggs, Pasadena, Cal. 
Mattie Ellen Deatherage, Waverly. 
Ethel Blanche Hatch, Griggsville. 
Hortense Ouindara Stark, Hume. 
Jessie Maude Vandine, Newman. 
Mabel Pearl Wilson, Virginia. 


Mrs. Lillian Batz Stice, Jacksonville. 

Anne Ayers Young, Jacksonville. 

The commencement recital marked the close 
of an exceptionally full month in the College of 

Public recitals, five in number, had been pre- 
viously given by the pupils of Miss Higby, and 
of Miss Burnett, in piano, April 28th and May 
12th; by the violin pupils of Miss Long and voice 
pupils of Miss Bruner May 9th; the piano pupils 
of Mrs. Stead May 16th, and the organ pupils of 
Mr. Stead in Centenary church Thursday after- 
noon, May 19th. 

Earlier in the month had come the "May 
Festival." This event ended the year's work of 
the Mendelssohn Club, an organization of over 
70 members, numbering both College students 
and town musicians, which had been organized 
last year under Mr. Stead's direction. 


Last year the club gave "Athalie," but 
this year the plans were more ambitious, and a 
"May Festival" was the outcome, with four Chi- 
cago artists assisting. 

The two days' program opened with a piano 
recital, given in State Street Presbyterian church 
by Mrs. Jeannette Durno Collins, of Chicago. 

The following afternoon came a voice recital 
by Arthur M. Burton, of the same city, and the 
evening witnessed the presentation of Haydn's 
"Creation," given by the Mendelssohn Club, with 
Mrs. Ada Markland Sheffield, soprano; Frederick 
Carberry, tenor; Frank Croxton, basso; Miss 
Higby and Miss Balcke, pianists; J. Philip Read, 
organist, and Mr. Stead, conductor. 

It was a notable success from beginning to 
end, and gave to Jacksonville people their first 


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pportunity of hearing- a complete oratorio — and 
hat one of the noblest— performed in their 

The labor involved was incessant and heavy, 
nd the community was the only gainer thereby, 
t being- undertaken solely with the view of add- 
ag- to the year's opportunities for hearing the 
•est in music. The audience was a most appre- 
iative one, and the applause generous. The 
Ihicago artists splendidly fulfilled expectations, 
nd the support they rendered was such as to in- 
ure them a warm welcome should they visit the 
own again. 

At the close of the last night's formal pro- 
;ram, the members of the chorus remained, and 
>ne of their number, in a few words of grateful 
.ppreciation in behalf of the Mendelssohn Club, 
iresented Mr. Stead with a handsome set of 
lubbard's "Little Journeys to the Homes of 
Jreat Musicians." 

In the five years that Mr. Stead has been 
lirector of the College of Music, what was, pre- 
vious to that time, but a department, has grown 
nto a conservatory in every sense of the word. 

There are now nine teachers in the musical 
acuity. The entire south and west wings of the 
;hird hall are now given over to this branch of 
:he work. 

There are nine teachers' studios, twenty-five 
aractice rooms, and over forty piauos, two of 
ihem concert grands, besides the new pipe organ 
.n Centenary church, to which all organ pupils 
nave access. 

The course of study is wide and rigorous, 
two years being given to harmony, one to musical 
history, one year to theory, and one year to ear 
training, and the requirements for graduation 
are such that the College of Music invites favor- 
able comparison with any conservatory of the 
country. This is largely due to the present 
director's rare administrative ability no less than 
to his high musicianly attainments, and that he 
is to return for yet another year is cause for con- 

There will be few changes in the personnel 
of the musical faculty for next year. 

Mr. Stead left, a few days before the close of 
school, for New York, from which place he sailed 
the first of June for Paris, where he will spend 
two months in study, and the remaining mouth 
of vacation in travel on the continent. 

Mrs. Stead, the assistant director, will con- 
tinue her work with Madame Bloomfield-Zeisler 
duriu»- the summer. 

Miss Williamson is to return in September 
fresh from her year of study under Madame 

Mrs. Kolp will pursue work in harmony and 

composition by correspondence with Homer A. 

Norris, and later in the summer will again 

study in Chicago under Mrs. W. S. B. Mathews. 



The annual alumnae meeting was held Mon- 
day afternoon, in the reception room, at 2:30 
o'clock. Mrs. Belle Paxton Drury, '63, presided, 
and in the absence of the secretary Nelle Reese, 
of Pana, 111., class of 1900, acted as secretary 
pro tern. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read 
and approved; then the treasurer g-ave her re- 

The nominating committee presented their 
report, and the election of officers resulted in the 
choice of — 

President — Helen Kennedy, '98. 
First Vice President — Mrs. Rebecca Wood 
Metcalf, '58. 

Second Vice President — Jessie Whorton, '97. 
Recorder — Louise Moore, '03. 
Treasurer — Elizabeth Harker, '03. 
The business ended, Mrs. Drury, in a happy 
little speech, welcomed the girls of 1904 into the 
association, to which Olive Mathis, class presi- 
dent, made response. 

Mrs. Wood Terry, of the Academy, brought 
the greetings from our sister institution, to 
which Elizabeth Harker responded. 

Ella Blackburn, '02, gave the annalist's re- 
port; then followed the reading of a tribute to 
the memory of Mrs. Minerva Dunlap Scott, '53, 
prepared by her classmate, Mrs. Alice McElroy 
Griffith, of Springfield. 

President Harker was then called upon, and 
he gave an inspiring- talk to the alumnae, urging 
upon them the necessity for united effort in be- 
half of the College. 

Corinne Musgrove. '03, gave two vocal num- 
bers: "Irish Mother's Song" (Lang,") and Irish 
Love Song (Lang,) after which came the address 
of the afternoon by Mrs. Belle Short Lambert, 
'73, on "The Club Morement in Illinois." 

Ailsie Goodrich, '88, rendered a vocal solo, 
"The Rosary" (Nevins,) and "You and I" 



College Greetings. 

At the close of the formal program, refresh- 
ments — strawberries served in dainty ice cream 
moulds, cakes and bonbons — were served under 
the direction of Mrs. Ella McDonald Brackett, '80. 

The meeting of this year was one of the 
most enjoyable of recent years, the attendance 
being- unusually large in spite of threatened rain 
and the sociability marked. 

The members of the class of '94 came in a 
body directly from the celebration of the class 
breakfast. Mrs. Kellogg, Mrs. Dr. T. J. Pitner 
and Mrs. Capps represented our honorary alum- 
nae members, and some faces not seen in our 
midst for many years were noticed, among the 
number Mrs. Celinda Atherton Zane, 77, for- 
merly of Midlaud, Tex. 


The class of '03 celebrated their first reunion 
by an elegant six course breakfast at the Dunlap 
House, Tuesday morning, May 31st. 

Fifteen members were present out of the 
class numbering 20 in all. 

Miss Stewart, who had followed the fortunes 
of 1903 as class officer through the later years of 
its course, presided. 

It was the last college event to claim her 
presence, as she is one of the four members of 
the faculty resigning to take up the duties of do- 
mestic life in a home of her own. 

The toasts proposed on the joyous occasion 
were as follows: 

Class Spirit— Ethel Wylder. 

College Life in the East — Mary Ruddick 

I. W. C. Girl as a Teacher— Delia Alice Ste- 

My Travels— Edith Joy. 

Naughty Three — Elizabeth Harker. 

The dining room was beautifully decorated 
with sweet peas, the class flower. 

Those present were: Miss Stewart, Edith 
Joy, Corinne Musgrove, Sara Davis, Louise 
Moore, Mary Thompson, Lillian McCullough, 
Lenore Brahm. Bessie Harker, Ethel Wylder, 
Delle Stevens, Besse Capps, Amy Fackt, Ethel 
Craig, Mabel Barlow, Edna Read, Edna Stout. 


Eleven members of a class of 24 met Monday 
morning at the home of Mrs. Effie Black Baxter, 
on West College avenue, for their reunion, which 
had been the subject of much correspondence for 
several months past. 

A formal musical program was rendered 
after which followed the class breakfast at 1'. 
A. M., served by Vickery & Merrigan. 

Ella Blackburn was toastmistress, and tin 
following toasts were given: 

College Reminiscences — Ida Hamilton Wil 

Woman in Politics — Daisy Rayhill. 

Woman in Society — Elizabeth DeMotte Car 

Woman in Home — Mrs. Ella Cox Buckthorpe 

Others present were: Mrs. Martha Blackbun 
Glasgow, Ailsie Goodrick, Frances Melton, Mrs 
Bessie Wright Hodgens, of Roodhouse; Mrs 
Jessie Browning Stone, of Peoria. 



(Read at Alumnae Reunion.) 

As we stand beside the graveside of a friend 
we, in some measure, realize that " 'Tis not th< 
whole of life to live." We look backward anc 
forward: see them in the bloom and freshness o 
youth; in later time, bearing the responsibilities 
of maturer life, and in the end, when the body 
as a worn-out garment or the hull of the nut 
which can serve no longer, is laid in the grave 
and the chained spirit is forever free! We thin! 
we hear the poet's words: 

There is no death! What seems so is transition 

This life of mortal breath 
Is but the suburb of the life elysiau, 

Whose portal we call death. 

Be this as it may, we will retrospect and crj 
out, "O Lord, make me to know mine end, anc 
what the measure of mv days; that I may know 
how frail I am." 

Only a few weeks ago we laid to rest in Dia 
mond Grove cemetery the body of mv friend, and 
yours, my classmate, Minerva Dunlap Scott, 
whom I knew as a school girl, as a woman it 
active lite, as a patient, sweet-tempered sufferei 
when disease was loosening the fetters that helc 
fast the spirit longing to be free! 

We met one Monday morning, January 25th. 
1851, for the first time, in the basement of the 
old church near by, as students of Illinois Con 
ference Female College (now Illinois Woman's 
College.) Since then, half a century has taker 
wings, and is gone. Yes! over 53 years, that an 
a part of two centuries, will bear to future read 

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ers the greater part of the history, so far, of this 

She was a friend to all who were friendly; 
was never critical, fault-finding' and in snarls 
with her teachers; was unusually cheerful and 
thoughtful of the rights of others; was unselfish 
in almost every position of life, so that she was 
popular in the class of '52 as well as with the 
faculty under whose Christian guidance she 

In those nearest, dearest and most vital rela- 
tions of life — the wife, mother and neighbor — 
Jacksonville people well know that she always 
did, in a womanly way, what she saw as right 
and proper; for her life was spent among them. 

Her husband being much of the time in pub- 
lic life, she commanded an adaptability that 
fitted her to be a helpmeet for him — ever securing 
friends in his ever-changing localities. 

Early in life she learned that climax word of 
the English language — love. She loved her fel- 
lows; loved the suffering needy. At the feet of 
the Master she was in touch of His garment 
hem, and so was fitted for emergencies. She 
obeyed the gentle and authoritative word, "Come 
unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden 
and I will give you rest." She realized that 
Jesus so loved her that He died for her; then she 
heard the comforting' message from the loving 
Lord Himself, "My peace I leave with you; not 
as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not 
your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid!" 

Her relations with the Alma Mater are sev- 
ered, but the reflected light of the Woman's Col- 
lege in the development of her Christian charac- 
ter still shines, as also that of her church en- 
vironment and training. 

She was a member of the State Street 
Presbyterian church, and the funeral service was 
in charge of Dr. Short, ex-president of the Col- 
lege, and Dr. Morey, pastor of State Street 

On whom, among these students, will her 
mantle fall? 

Mrs. Alice McElroy Griffith. 

Monday, May 30th, 1904. 

Among the things last touched by Mrs. Scott 
the following verse, copied in her own hand- 
writing, was found by Mrs. Kellogg after her 
friend's death: 

"Oh, life may never be the same 
After death crosses out a name; 

Yet Heaven be far more sweet and fair 
For the new name just written there!" 



Year by year, as members of the Alumnae 
Association of the Illinois Woman's College, we 
come together as loyal daughters of our beloved 
Alma Mater and enjoy the association of one an- 
other. Here we see, as it were, the hoary past, 
together with the joyous present, gladly welcom- 
ing with outstretched hands the gay and hopeful 
future. Our lives are bound by gold and silver 
links, which, although we may be severed by the 
leagues of sea and land, whether we come from 
homes of luxury and culture, or from homes of 
simplicity and denied opportunities, in whatever 
profession or occupation, cannot be broken. 

We are saddened by the loss of those of our 
number who have passed from earth to their 
eternal rest, and yet — 

" 'Tis sweet, as year by year we lose 
Friends out of sight, in faith to muse 
How grows in Paradise our store." 

It is impossible to speak of all that would be 
of interest concerning the various members of 
the association. 

It is gratifying to know that duriug the 
school year at least one class reunion was held. 
This was of the class of '89, and met in Cham- 
paign, at the home of Mrs. Hortense Bartholow 
Robeson, where a number of the members of the 
class enjoyed each other's companionship for a 
short time. 

Among those which have today held reunions 
are the classes of '94 and '03. 

Mary E. Dickson, of the class of '88, has, 
during the year, occupied the position of director 
of the music department of the University of 
Puget Sound. Associated with her in her work 
is her sister, Isaline, who completed the course 
in voice culture in the class of 1901. 

Laura Heimlich, of the class of '99, has been 
engaged during the year as teacher in the Nor- 
mal and Business College of Trenton, Mo. 

Pauline Patton, who graduated two years 
ago, spent the past year teaching at her home 
near Virden. 

Elsie Layman, of the classes '99 and 1901, 
spent the past winter at the Western State Nor- 



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mal at Macomb, where she occupied the position 
of teacher of music. 

Amy Fackt and Edna Read, both members 
of the class of 1903, have been teaching- in the 
public schools of their respective homes at Mas- 
coutah and Piper City. Delia Stevens, a mem- 
ber of the same class, last summer took a course 
at Normal, and during- the school year taug-ht in 
the high school of Monticello, her home town. 

Mary Ferreira, a member of the class of '90, 
who has for a number of years been a missionary 
in the Hawaiian Islands, last summer returned 
to her home in this city for the benefit of her 
health. During the winter she taught in the city 

After five years of faithful work as mission- 
ary to the Japanese, Mamie Melton, of the class 
of '95, has spent the past year at her home in 
this city. 

Kate Blackburn, of '83, who for the past 
months has been taking a vacation, expects in 
the near future to return to her work in the g-irls' 
school of Loftcha, Bulgaria. 

That Cupid has been very successful in his 
campaign during- the year is proven by the num- 
ber of victims which he has brought to the 
Hymenial altar. The warfare was thickest and 
the victories greatest in the class of 1901. 

Among those of the class of '04 expecting to 
teach are Helen Birch, Ella Ross, Mae Thomp- 
son, Flora Balcke, Edna Filson, Mae Seymour, 
Gertrude York. 



Elizabeth Albin Doying- to Frank Vickery, 
Dec. 12th. 

Feme Hilsabeck to Orlando Baxter, Nov. 

Helen Larimore to Lloyd Snerley. 

Flossie Linder Howell, '04, to Louis Steb- 
bins, Oct. 28th. 

Clara Fox, 1900, to John Moore. 

Elizabeth Shuff, 1900, to F. D. Taylor, Aug. 

Mary E. Woody, '01, to Edward W. Cass, 
Oct. 7th. 

Elizabeth Winterbottom, '98, to Dr. Howard 
T. Carriel, Sept. 17th. 

Florence Tunison, ex-student, to Dr. W. P. 
Duncan, June 25th, 1903. 

Katherine I. Keating', '98, to Wm. M. Mor- 
risey, April 12th. 

Edna McFillen, 1900, to Alfred Dunlap. 

Grace Belle Ward, '95, to Dr. Fred H. H. Cal 
houn, June 9th. 

Ella Mary Irving, 1900, to Roscoe Draper. 
Hettie Anderson, '02, to James T. Wilson. 
Evesta Gertrude Tanner, '02, to Silas P. Day 


To Mrs. Mary Blackburn Dinwiddie, '90, i 

To Mrs. Florence Tunison Duncan, a son, 
June 25th. 

To Mrs. Leona Rawliug-s Schofield, a son, 
June 25th. 

To Mrs. Lillian Campbell Dinwiddie, a son] 
Nov. 14th. 

To Mrs. Maude Laning- Palmer, '88, a daugh- 
ter, Sept. 20th. 

Of those who have passed from us, with the 
poet we can say: 

'•We turn the pages that they read; 

Their written words we linger o'er, 
But in the sun they cast no shade; 
No voice is heard, no sign is made; 
No step is on the conscious floor! 
Yet Love will dream, and Faith will trust, 
(Since He who knows our need is just,) 
That somehow, somewhere, meet we must!'' 


Mrs. Mary Wheeler Harwood, '55, Nov. 4th. 
Mary E. Sibley, former Art Teacher, Jan. 


Luella McDonald Aldrich, '79, in Iroquois 


Mrs. Serilda Seymour Rawlings, '83, in Jan 


Mrs. Mattie Casteen O'neal, ex-student, Jan. 

The mother of Mrs. Mattie Maytield Hulse, 

'80, Jan. 5th. 

The mother of Idella Walton, '85, May 20th. 

Mrs. Susan Rapp Piatt, in October. 

Lillian Davis, '97, Aug. 29th. 

Mrs. Mary McElfresh Bennett, former stu 
dent and teacher, July 16th. 

Esther Finley, former teacher, June 8th. 

The mother of Mrs. Mary Callahan Mercer, 
'79, Aug-. 12th. 

The husband of Mrs. Joseph Winterbottom, 

The husband of Mrs. Nellie Danely Brooker, 

Mrs. Maude Orr Pendleton, '94. 

The little daug-hter of Mrs. Delia Wood 
Duckels, '95. 




NO. 1 

Franklin L. Stead 

I left Jacksonville May 2'), sailing- from 
New York on the steamer Cunard Line. 
After a delightful ocean voyage of nine 
days, we reached Liverpool, and in company 
with a friend whom I met on board the, 
steamer, I started for London, choosing the 
south western route as this part of England 
contains so many places of historical inter- 
est. Our first stop was at Chester, one of 
the oldest and quaintest towns in England 
with its old Cathedral dating back to the 14 
Century, the old city wall, and many other 
places of interest. Our next stopping place 
was at Goodrich Castle, perhaps the most 
historical in all England. Much could be 
written of these ruins, as well as of many 
others which we visited, but I will only 
mention the most noted places along our 
route. The following day, we stopped at 
Monmouth and Roglan Castles and Tintern, 
Abbey, the latter being one of the most 
romantic ruins in England and the most 
beautiful and impressive which I saw in 
Europe. During our drive from Tintern to 
Chepstou along the beautiful valley of the 
Wye, we stopped to climb the Wyndcliff, 
from the top ot which one has the finest 
view of the river scenery in Europe. Chep- 
ston Castle is picturesquely situated on the 
Wye and it is one of the largest and most 
interesting' ruins. Our last stop was to 
visit the great Gloucester Cathedral, there 
were many notable features about this 
Cathedral not surpassed by any other in 
England, such as the great east window, 

with its fine stained glass of the 14 cent- 
ury and the elaborate and beautiful vault- 
ing of the choir. 

After spending a few days in London 
visiting numerous art galleries and doing 
the general round of sight seeing, I left for 
Paris, where I at once began my summer's 
work. During ten weeks of hard work 
studying organ with Charles M. Widor 
and Gustin Wright, and piano with I. Phil-. 
lipp of the National Conservatory, of Paris, 
I managed to become well acquainted with 
beautiful Paris and many of the surround- 
ing places of interest. While Paris con- 
tains much historical interest and so many 
things that are attractive to the traveler, 
my one objective point was the Louvre, 
which contains so many master pieces both 
in painting and in sculpture. 

After finishing my work in Paris, I met 
Miss Austin and Miss Neville of Illinois 
Woman's College, with their friend, Miss 
McMullen, and together we started on a ten 
days' trip through Switzerland and parts of 
Germany and Belgium. This trip, which was 
so full of interest and so delightful in every 
way, I shall leave for another member of 
the party to describe, and will simply men- 
tion some of the places we visited. Geneva 
with its beautiful lake and the fine view of 
Mont Blanc in the distance; Bern with its 
bears, the old clock and the fine old Cathe- 
dral. Inter laken one of the great summer 
resorts of Switzerland: Grindelwald, far up 
in the Alps surrounded by ice and snow; a 
trip to the Eiger, the Mouch, and the Juug- 
frane; and Lucerne with its lion, the old 
bridges and its lake at the foot of the Regi. 
We then crossed into Germany first stop- 



ping- at Strassburg; then at Heidelburg 
with its fine old castle and great University. 
Next came the Rhine trip to Boun, the 
birthplace of Bethoven; Cologne with one of 
the finest cathedrals in the world; Brussels 
with it's lace and numerous other attrac- 
tions. At Antwerp, our last stopping place, 
I bade farewell to the party, the ladies sail- 
ing for America and I returning to London 
by way of Paris, with three days more of 
sight seeing in London, Liverpool, stopping 
at Windsor Castle, Oxford and visiting the 
birth place and home of Shakespeare at 
Stratford on Avon, Then came another 
ocean voyage of seven days, and this time, 
one long to be remembered for reasons 
which I need not mention here. In due time 
I reached New York and on the first and 
fastest train I could find started for Jack- 



Ma won't let me have no candy 

'Nif I ask her as a rule, 
She says, "We can't spend the money 

Sister's off at boarding school." 
I can't have no coat ner mittens, 

Cap ner boots like all Kids wear; 
Fish pole, drum, ner — well, ner nothin' 
N I don't care it ain't quite fair. 

Jest 'cause Sis goes of to College 

And has to have fine clothes you know 
Polks at home jest can't have nothin' 

'N can't begin to see no show. 
'N pa can't fix the gates and fences, 

'N build a barn ner buggy shed 
Sis jest writes for all his money — 

He can't get one cent ahead. 
Sometimes she comes home and tells us 

How to do and act and so 
They say "Sis is gettin cultured 

So they up and let her go. 
I don't care for cultured people 

Manners, style ner fuss you see, 
Bet yer life, I never listen 

Country's good enough for me. 
I just want a pole and tackle 

For to fish down in the pool. 
How much nicer such things are than 

Culture from a boarding school. 

Tisn't fair when we can't have things 
And I'll tell you, as a rule, 

I fell sorry for the Kid whose 

Sister's off at boarding school. 

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The little settlement of Knickerbocker on 
the plains of western Texas furuishes one 
of the most interesting stories. It boasts 
of a school house, a church, two stores, 
several cottages and a number of adobe huts. 
One of the stores, a queer structure built of 
straw and mud, stands in the center of the 
village. The walls are very thick and the 
little square openings which serve for win- 
dows admit very little light into the dark 
interior. A porch extends along the front 
of the building and it is here that Mexicans, 
cow-boys and ranchmen assemble to discuss 
the important event of a round up or some 
other attractions of the plains. A number 
of Mexican ponies may always be seen pac- 
ing back and forth at the hitching posts. 

Let us follow a Mexican as he enters the 
store. To the right we see a sign "U. S. 
Mail" and that explains the presence of so 
many persons. There stands a bold cow- 
boy attired in his buck skin trousers, flan- 
nel shirt and wide leather belt with its pre- 
cious wallet and pistols. He wears a large 
felt hat with a bandana handkerchief 
for a hat band. A mexicau is seated on a box 
nearby and how his dark eyes beam as he 
waits for his mail. Opposite him, seated 
on a barrel, is an elderly gentleman who ap- 
pears to be the physician of the commu- 
nity. He is busily engaged whittling a 
piece of wood and at the same time answer- 
ing inquiries concerning the welfare of 
friends. An old man with shaggy hair and 
eye brows and disorderly clothing takes his 
place on a three legged chair. Taking a 
puff at his pipe, he looks around and is 
greeted with a shout, for it is uncle Andi 
who tells all the fish stories. A crowd at 
once surrounds him. Very little atten- 
tion is paid to the Mexican woman who is 
looking at the calicoes. 

i c > 


The shop keeper finally finishes distribu- 
ting' the mail and steps out ready to wait 
upon his customers. Once having seen 
him, you will always remember him. He 
has two large front teeth which protrude 
like the tusks of an elepeant and are a 
great hiuderance in speaking. Taking a 
plug of tobacco from his pocket, he takes an 
ample supply and then brings forth his 

It is really remarkable how many things 
that store contains — dry goods, canned 
goods, leather goods, hardware, china and 
all the necessities of life, but everything is 
in such "topsy turvy" order that it some- 
times requires an hour to buy a yard of cal- 
ico. Potatoes and shoes are where the dry 
g'oods ought to be, canned tomatoes and 
peaches may be found under the saddles, 
but the customers usually do not object to 
this delay, for meanwhile they may have an 
opportunity to discuss the affairs of their 

But our purchases are made, time presses 
and we leave the store to wonder many a 
day if there can be a quainter place any- 
where than this same Mexican shop. 
S 9 9 

a. I. '06. 

Busy, energetic Mrs. Harmon laid the let- 
ter slowly upon the table; rose and went to 
the door to speak to her husband who was 
working in the garden near by, "Ezra, 'she 
said," I have a letter from Sade and she and 
Bob will be here Tuesday on their way 
back east from a visit." "Well now that 
will be real nice" drawled Mr. Harmon, 
"Been a long time since we saw Sade and 
Bob last," But Mrs. Harmon had returned 
to the kitchen. "This is Saturday," she 
thought, "Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 
Dear me I don't believe I'll be in tune for 
Sunday, tomorrow with so much to do. 
There is only Monday and Tuesday.' 
Then she began her prearations for supper. 
That over and the work done, she sat down 
with her darning, and her thoughts kept 
running on something like this. "The 

house to be aired, swept, dusted, rear- 
ranged, clean curtains put up in the bed- 
rooms, closets and drawers to be stright- 
ened, pies and cakes to be baked," — and so 
on, indefinately. 

Sunday morning came and at Church Mrs. 
Harmon greeted her neighbors, each and 
every one, with the news, "Sister Sade and 
her man are coming Tuesday," and each 
one said with an expressive shrug', as she 
passed on, "So much work to be done." 

Monday morning Mrs Harmon was up with 
the birds; sweeping scrubbing, mending, 
and cleaning generally, all day, each room, 
already spotlessly clean and neat, was over- 
hauled and turned up side down simply to 
be fixed up again. 

Night found her ver} 7 tired and somewhat 
disheartened, for she said things looked no 
better than they had before she began, 
which was all true as they had been perfect 
before. Tuesday she was again at he end- 
less work and worrying- lest she should not 
get everything done before the train came 
at four in the afternoon. 

Poor Ezra scarcely dared move or breathe 
for fear he would disarrange the precise or- 
der of every detail of the house. 

"Dear me" his wife exclaimed at noon, 
"do hurry up and come to dinner. You 
will have to put up with a cold meal today, 
for I havent had time to get anything to 

" Why, ma, what have you beeu doing a 
boiling, baking, stewing and goodness only 
knows what else all morning!" Just then 
he caught sight of a row of odorous fresh 
baked pies on the pantry shelf, and a pan 
of brown sugar coated doughnuts, and cus- 
tards and cookies near by. " Looks like 
there's plenty to eat" he remarked. 

Mrs. Harmon gave him a withering' 
glance and said with dignity," Ezra Har- 
mon, I'm expecting company this after- 
noon," and he was glad to make a silent 
meal on what he could get. 

" Now Ezra, I have a little more baking' 
to do and the kitchen to clean up before 
thev get here. You must hitch up old Dan 




and go to the station to meet them,'" Ezra 
assented and withdrew. 

At half past three Mrs. Harmon was 
dressed and ready to receive her guests. 
She went to the oven to take a peep at her 
cake and found to her dismay that the fire 
was almost out. "Dear me did I forget 
that fire" she cried, and ran to the wood- 
pile for fuel, when looking across the field 
she saw the old horse grazing peacefully, 
while over in the orchard Ezra was calmly 
discussing' the apple prospect with a neigh- 

"Ezra," she exclaimed, "do you know it 
is nearly train time! Do get that horse 
quick. But Dan was of a different opin- 
ion and refused to be caught. Finallo just 
as the whistle announced the incoming 
train, Ezra drew up at the station and Mrs. 
Harmon took the last layer of her cake 
from the oven. 

A look of blank dismay came into her 
face, as Ezra a few moments late drove in 
at the gate alone. She couldn't ask one 
question, but Ezra volunteered the informa- 
tion that no one had alighted at Grims' sta- 
tion that day, but he had brought a letter 
which read. 

"Am sorry we can't visit you this tine but 
Bob is very anxious to get back to his work, 
so we must go on home." Sade. 

Mrs. Harmon dropped into the nearest 
chair, quite overcome, as soon as she got 
her breath she arose and started for the 
kitchen saying calmy, "come Ezra don't 
you want a piece of pie!" 
s. r. '05 

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At the beginning of a school year, many 
girls come within our walls to whom the 
college is entirely new world. Among 
these girls, we find many different types. 
Some are borne to college life, some achieve 
it, while others have it thrust upon them. 

The ones who come with their own per- 
sonal desires, are the kind that makes the 
" all round girl." They come full of enthu- 
siam and they desire to get the most out of 
the time spent here. They are anxious to 
join the Y. M. C. A., interested in athletics, 

the societies and become the students of 
the class room. 

These are the girls we are anxious that 
all shall become. School life at I. VV. C. if 
taken for all it can mean to us, cannot fail 
in making us symmetrical and well devel- 
oped girls. 

The social, intellectual, physical, and 
above all the spiritual side of our natures, 
are guarded and developed. It depends up- 
on us, just how much or how little we may 
get from these months of busy life. We 
are placed here amid the most favorable 
environments where growth is developed in 
all directions. What we obtain from our 
college life depends entirely upon what we 
put in to it, how much time, talent, 
strength and real self are used iu each task. 

Standard is raised by doing our best in 
each line of work and thought. Let us be- 
gin by placing our ideas high, using every 
advantage and opportunity to grow and de- 
velope each part of our nature and with 
Christ as our pattern and guide attain day 
by day more and more into the perfect life, 
s. r. 05 

Books are without rivals; as companions 
and friends and they are companions and 
acquaintances to be had at all times and 
under all circumstances they are never out 
when you knock at the door; are never "not 
at home" when you call. In the lightest as 
well as in the deepest woods they may be 
applied to, and will never be found want- 
ing. In the good sense of the phrase, they 
are all things to all men and are faithful 
alike to all. Books are also among man's 
truest consolers. In the hour of affliction, 
trouble, or sorrow, we can turn to them 
with confidence and trust. Books are 
friends, and what friends they are! Their 
love is deep and unchanging; their patience 
never exhaustible; their gentleness peren- 
nial; forbearance unbounded; and their 
sympathy without selfishness. Strong as 
man, tender as woman, they welcome you 
in every word, and never turn from you in 
distress. — Langford " Praise of Books," 






The prevalence of good humor among 
all classes at the Worid's fair has occasioned 
much comment. There, one is continually 
coming' in contact, more or less, with people 
from all parts of the world, but every one 
seems to be in a holiday mood, ready to 
appreciate all that is pleasing, and equally 
ready to pardon or overlook that which may 
be annoying. The rights of others, even 
in a crowd, are much more often acknowl- 
edged than disregarded, and the spirit of 
helpfulness is evident, not only among 
those monuments of patience, the Jefferson 
guards, but among the crowd of visitors as 
well. The people are quick to see the 
humorous side of what might be embarras- 
sing situations, and to laugh away any ill 
feeling- that sometimes arises. Perhaps, in 
the effort to get in, or out, or off, or on, as 
the case may be, somebody steps on your 
dress or your toe; perhaps you are imagin- 
ing yourself as thirsty as a desert, and 
have to wait your turn at the drinking 
fountain: perhaps you are so tired that you 
feel obliged to drop down on the only avail- 
able seat, the grass, and a guard comes 
along and asks you to get off; perhaps you 
are the victim of some "catch" or joke; or 
perhaps, just as you are dozing off to sleep, 
to dream of Filipinos, or mummies, or Paris 
gowns, or the scenic railway, you are 
awakened by some late arrivals in the room 
above; but in all such instauces, you are 
ashamed not to show as much good humor 
as others around you are showing, and so 
the smile and the ready excuse are forth- 
coming, and all is as pleasant as need be. 

Hundreds of visitors at the World's Fair 
City bear ready testimony to the delight- 
fully friendly spirit, the good humor every- 
where present, and adding not a little to 
the pleasant memories of a visit at the 



The noblest mind the best contentment. 

Words are the voice of the heart. 


The College opened September 13th. Sev- 
eral of the trustees and friends of the 
College were present at the first chapel 
service. Short addresses were made by 
Rev. Ewert. Rev, Stevens, Mrs. Lambert, 
Mr. Nichols and Miss Weaver. This is the 
fifty-eighth year of the College, and the 
enrollment is larger and the prospects are 
brighter than any term in the history of 
the school. 

Nearly all of the old faculty are back in 
their places. They must have had restful 
and delightful vacations. 

Miss Austin and Miss Neville spent the 
summer months abroad. They visited 
England and Scotland especially, although 
some time was given to France and Switz- 

Miss Cole, director of the school of elocu- 
tion, spent several weeks in advanced study 
at Chautauqua. New York. 

Miss Holmwood, director of physical 
culture, took the regular summer course at 
Harvard under the direction of Dr. Sar- 

Miss Long filled several engagements in 
the East for solo work, and spent some 
weeks in special study. 

Miss Austin, our former lady principal, 
resigned this vear on account of ill health, 
and has accepted a position as Dean of 
Women at Pomona College. Claremont, Cal. 
We regret very much that she was obliged 
to leave us, because, after seven years of 
such splendid and efficieut work, she was 
greatly beloved by faculty and students. 
The former students of I. W. C. will be 
pleased when they hear that the vacancy 
has been filled by Miss Weaver, who is 
winning her way into the hearts of all the 
girls. Miss Weaver was lady Principal 
from 1893 to 1897. Since then she has 
taken a year of graduate study in the Chi- 
cago University, and she has been Dean of 
Women in Upper Iowa University for sev- 
eral years. 




Four new members have been added to 
the College faculty. Miss Page, French and 
History, Miss Anderson, mathematics; Miss 
Eldredge, vocal; Mrs. Colean, piano. Miss 
Page took the degree of Ph. B. from Des 
Moines College, and has taken special work 
in French and History from Chicago Uni- 
versity. Miss Anderson has the degree 
of A. M. from University of Illinois. 

Miss Stewart, our mathematics teacher 
for the past three years, has been per- 
suaded by a most fortunate Ohio gentle- 
man, Mr. Williamson, to come and teach 
him what a happy life is. They will be at 
home to their friends in Middleton, O., 
after November 15th. 

Miss Bruuer was married to Henry J. 
Armstrong on September 14th. The faculty 
and students are anticipating a visit from 
this happy couple some time in the near 

Miss Pittmau, head of the French and 
history department for the past two years, 
is to be married to Mr. Briukman, of Du- 

After so many weddings in our faculty 
ranks, can we have auy reason to be sur- 
prised at the number of wedding announce- 
ments sent in by former students? 

Cards were received by Dr. and Mrs. Har- 
ker announcing the marriage of Mira Morey 
and Lewis Roy Brocton, of Kankakee, 111. 

• At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Young, in Mason City, Septem- 
ber 14th. was solemnized the marriage of 
their daughter. Lola, to Christian T. Ains- 
worth. Tho couple will be at home to their 
friends in their new home after October 
27 th. 

Several of the class of '04 are now im- 
parting some of their vast store of knowl- 
edge to young'er generations. 

Ella Ross is assistant principal in the 
Virginia high school. 

Helen Birch is teaching in the ward 
school in Jacksonville. 

May Seymour has a school near Jackson- 

ville with two illustrious pupils, McKinley 
and Bryan. 

Miss Stivers, our jolly Etna, is teaching 
near her home in Lovington, 111. 

Jessie Vandine has a class for piano in- 
struction in Newman, 111. 

Instead of keeping "the manse" for her 
father and mother, Gertrude York has a 
school near Brighton, 111. 

Ellen Ball, Anne White aud Emma Bul- 
lard are at home recuperating in order that 
they may begin a higher college course next 

Those who have gone to other colleges 
are: Mary Timmons, attending the West- 
ern, and Mabel Miller, the Northwestern. 

The girls who attended the College last 
year will be grieved to learn of the death 
of Hallie Williams. She had been ill for 
several weeks of typhoid fever. 

Dr. Harker has renewed his offer of last 
year to give prizes for the best college 
songs; $15 will be given for the best pro- 
duction, and $10 to the one who writes the 
best society or class song. 

The cost of our improvements this year 
amounts to $20,000. We now have a sepa- 
rate building for heat, electric lights and 

Dr. S. W. Thornton, chaplain of the 
state penitentiary at Joliet, spent a day at 
the College on his way to the national 
prison congress held in Ouincy. At even- 
ing chapel, he gave a most interesting 
account of his work. 

Edna Rayhill, a new student at the Col- 
lege, entered upon her duties Monday, 
October 17th. 


Y. W. C. A. 

Even before the opening of school, the 
new students were made to feel the influ- 
ence of the Y. W, C. A., letters of welcome 
having been sent to them during the sum- 
mer. On their arrival they were greeted 
by members- of the association, and every 


» y 


thing was done to make their first days 

An unusually lar^e number of new stu- 
dents have joined, and it is hoped that this 
will be the brightest year the association 
has ever known. 

Much enthusiasm has been shown in 
Bible and mission study. Sixty girls have 
been enrolled for Bible study, and these 
will be arranged in classes of ten each. 
Prayer circles have been formed, and many 
of the girls meet regularly for the morning 

The regular meetings have been very 
interesting and helpful. 

The outlook for the Y. W. C. A. is cer- 
tainly very encouraging, and we trust that 
all our hopes may be realized, 

The officers for this year are: 

Nelle Taylor, president. 

Golden Berryman, vice president. 

Nellie Holnback, recording secretary. 

Anne Marshall, corresponding secretary. 

Louise Fackt, treasurer. 

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The enrollment in the School of Elocution 
this year is good. The students manifest 
an increasing interest in their work, and 
we hope to make the year a profitable one. 

Miss Cole, the director, spent part of the 
summer in study at Chautauqua, N. Y., 
and brought back both enthusiasm and 
profitable ideas for this year's work. 

A normal class, consisting of several of 
the former graduates and the present sen- 
iors, has been formed for the advance study 
of literary interpretation and work along 
lines as yet not pursued in the regular 

On Monday eveniug, October 3d, a recital 
was given in the College chapel by the 
director. Katherine Dickens Cole. She was 
assisted by Phebe J. Kreider, soprano. 
The program was a novel one, the reader 

having chosen to present old time favorites; 
and this variation from the usual style of 
entertainment proved very charming. Al- 
though her audience was more or less 
familiar with the different selections, the 
reader's interpretation only served to bring 
out new delights. She held the audience 
in perfect sympathy with her moods 
throughout the entire program. The vocal 
numbers by Miss Kreider were in harmony 
with the occasion, and were sung with del- 
icacy and charm. 

There have been several additions made 
in appointments for the elocution studio, in 
the way of pictures, rug, screen, etc, 

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Dr. Johnston, professor of Latin at the 
University of Indiana, was a guest at the 
College the past week. 

On the train coming to Jacksonville, Dr. 
H. W. Johnston was seated near a student 
from the J. M. U., who had with him a 
number of books, among which was one of 
Dr. J.'s Cicero's. Noticing this, he said to 
the boy: 

'•What's them books you got there?" 

The boy, somewhat astonished, replied 
that they were school books. 

"Well." said Dr. Johnston, picking up 
the Cicero, '-let's hear you read some. 

The boy read very poorly, which was 
quite amusing to Dr. Johnston, who again 
astonished the boy by saying: 

"Does Jim Shaw teach arithmetic up at 
your school?" 

The boy, thoroughly disgusted, replied, 
somewhat curtly: 

"We have a Prof. Shaw of mathematics." 

"Well," said Dr. J., "tell Jim vou saw 

••Who are you?" asked the boy. 

"I don't happen to have a card with me, 
but guess I can write my name," said Dr. 
J., writing it on the back of a tablet so 
poorly that the boy was unable to read it. 

"I can't read that." said the boy. 

"Well, if you can't read writin'. mavbe 
you can read printin'," and turning over the 
leaves of the Cicero, Dr. Johnston showed 
him his name. 

"Then," said Dr. Johnston, I read the 
boy some good Latin." 




The Greetings. 


Seniors of Illinois Woman's College 
jacksonville, illinois. 

Assistant Editors 

Phi Nu Editor 
Belle Lettres Editor 
Athletic Editor 
Musical Editor 
Y. W. C. A. Editor 
Elocution Editor 
Art Editor 
Business Managers 

Linnie E. Dowell 

Alice Wadsworth 

Anne Marshall 

Mable Burns 

Carrie Luken 

Birdie Peck 

Merta Work 

Amelia Postel 

Paula H. 'Wood 

Zilla Ranson 

Lena Yarnell 

Golden Berryman 

Single Copies 
Extra Copies 

50 cents per Year 
10 cents 
25 cents 

Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and items. 
All communications should be addressed to 

Jacksonvilli, Illinois 

Printed in the Office of Len G. Magill, Jacksonville, 111. 
No. 227 East State St. Illinois Phone 418 


'•We're to have a college paper," 

Said the blue: 
"Have a fine new college paper 

Thru and thru. 
And the senior girls are hustling 
For the paper — fairly bustling; 
Hear those manuscripts a rustling?" 

Said the blue. 

"Can they do it? Just you watch them," 

Said the gold; 
"They will do it snug and brown like," 

Said the gold; 
"They will represent all classes, 
Make a paper for the masses; 
Here's to all our senior lassies!" 

Said the gold. 



In many schools, both larger and smaller 

than the Woman's College, the school paper 

is entirely under the management of the 

students. In some places, it is a class 

work, but in almost all cases of school man- 
agement the seniors have something' to do 
with the publication. Heretofore, it has 
not seemed advisable for the girls to have 
any direct supervision of our paper. This 
year, however, Dr. Harker has suggested 
that the class of 1905 take up the work as a 
class enterprise, and the seniors have de- 
cided to accept his proposition and to edit 
The Greetings. They hope to sustain the 
reputation the paper has gained and to 
make it in the future even more than in the 
past — a really college publication. 

The Illinois Woman's College is now fully 
launched on its year's work with a larger 
and better school than ever before. There 
is quite a change in the faculty — Miss Pitt 
man, Miss Stewart, Miss Bruuer and Miss 
Burnett having resigned. Their places 
have been filled by Miss Page, Miss Ander- 
son, Miss Eldredge and Mrs. Colean. The 
removal of the boilers to the new building 
has made possible the changing' of the 
primary room, which is now in the base- 
ment under the library. The various or- 
ganizations of the school have gotten a 
good beginning. The Phi Nu and Belles 
Lettres Societies, Glee Club and Mendels- 
sohn Club have all begun the year's work 
with enthusiasm, and this is never wanting 
in the Athletic Association. 

Much has been said and written on the 
value of advertising. Our young man in a 
college town of the middle west will bear 
witness to its advantage. About four years 
ago, a California physician saw an adver- 
tisement in a church paper, setting forth 
the merits of a certain woman's college. 
He was attracted by the notice, and after 
some inquiries, sent his daughter to the 
school. In '04 she graduated, but not to 
leave her college town permanently, for she 
returned last week, the bride of a young 
business man who met her while she was in 
school. They rejoice that that particular 
college for girls was advertised. 



There is a right way and a wrong of 
looking at every subject, and sometimes it 
is astonishing how many people adopt the 
wrong view. For instance, how many hun- 
dreds of college students cling tenaciously 
to the wrong view of what constitutes "a 
worthy initiation into college life." The 
girls of I. W. C. think we are in the right 
in looking at the time honored or time dis- 
honored custom of hazing. None of us 
ever suffered a broken bone or a black eye 
as tokens of our fellow students' love for 
us, as Dr. Harker recently reminded the 
students. Instead, there is a very epidemic 
during the fine opening weeks of the col- 
lege year — of class parties, picnics and 
hay rides. Each class tries to outdo all 
others in its entertainments. Isn't ours 
the better and happier way? But we are 
really anxious for the peace of our sister 
and brother colleges, and believe an active 
campaign should be started against hazing. 
We suggest a strong pledge. Strong pledges 
are always necessary for acute difficulties. 
Possibly the following might be adopted: 

••I do solemnly swear that I will do all in 
my power to refrain from and to influence 
others to refrain from the diabolical prac- 
tices of hazing prevalent in many places. 

Items. — I will not wilfully break any 
bones of student or teacher. I will en- 
deavor not to inflict black eyes. I will be 
careful that my fingers do not engage in 
clutching other people's hair. I will not 
exhaust any person by compelling super- 
human exertion. I will not terrify the 
weak and timid by shocking spectacles or 
mysterious or gruesome experiences in 
trees, lonely plains or graveyards," 

All these and many items might be sug- 
gested. The editors of The Greetings 
will be glad to answer all inquiries concern- 
ing the better methods mentioned above 
should any wish to pursue the subject 


A little nonsense now and then is relished 
by the best of men. 

"What is the secret of success?" asked 
the Sphinx. 

"Push," said the button. 

"Take pains," said the window. 

"Never be led," said the pencil. 

"Be up to date," said the calendar. 

"Always keep cool," said the ice. 

"Do business on tick," said the clock. 

"Do a driving business," said the hammer. 

"Make light of everything," said the fire. 

"Make much of small things," said the 

"Never do anything off hand," said the 

"Spend much time in reflection," said the 

"Be sharp in your dealings," said the 

"Find a good thing and stick to it," said 
the glue. 

"Strive to make a good impression," said 
the seal. 


As you sew, so must you rip. 

A bird on the bonnet is worth ten on the 

Many are called, but few get up. 

Pride will have a fall bonnet. 

A word to the wise is resented. 

Friendship is more to be valued than love, 
for love is a thing that a man can buy and 
a woman can get for nothing. 

Take a draught of pine tree ozone 

In a broad expanse of view; 
Sweeten well with morning sunshine 

And a cup of mountain dew. 
Take it daily, mixed with laughter, 

Every hour from six to ten. 
For a month; then you will realize 

That you have been born again. 

[Dr. Logic. 

Subscribe for The Greetings. 
Take daily exercise. 
Sleep at least eight hours. 
Learn the college yell. 
Patronize our advertisers. 
Be prompt at recitations. 
Pay your bills. 
Remember the lazy room mate. 




Keep your room in order. 

Be true to yourself. 

Remember that breakfast is at 7 o'clock. 

Be happy. 

Slam doors. 

Make fudge over the g'as. 
Be afraid of a joke. 
Skip chapel. 
Get discouraged. 

Forget that our advertisers are reliable 

Mark furniture. 

Eat candy on the street. 

Talk too much about yourself. 


Forget to write home. 


The Tempest — During the examination. 

Les Miserables — Girls after the examina- 

Much Ado About Nothing — Those class 

All's Well that Ends Well— An I. W. C. 
arithmetic class. 

Vanity Fair — Our girls. 

Paradise Lost — Withdrawal of privileges. 

The father asked: "How have you done 

In mastering ancient lore?" 
"I did so well," replied the son. 

"They gave me an encore. 
The faculty like me and hold me so dear 
They make me repeat my freshman year." 
[Trinity Tablet, 
Student in French class — "I could not 
make any sense out of this sentence." 
Teacher — "How did you translate it?" 
Student — "Are you also making worms!" 
of course. 

Teacher — "No wonder, then, for it should 
read, 'Are you also making verses?' " 
San le fen du bon vin, 
Under the shade of a good vine. 

Take a novel; seek the mountains; find a 
quiet nook, 

Underneath a spreading elder, by a whis- 
pering brook. 

In a hammock, idly swinging, like an 
oriole's nest, 

Reading, dozing, dreaming, drinking 
draughts of healthful rest; 

On returning to the city life becomes worth 

All the world that had been frowning, 
seems to wear a smile. 

[The Optimist. 

A walking encyclopedia. 

A psychology interpreter. 

More subscriptions for The Greetings. 

More time. 

More advanced work in Greek. 

Apply to the arithmetic class for the 
most modern methods of plastering. Their 
plan is to plaster the room solid and thus 
force the owners outside. 


Senior — One who rides a pony in the race 
for a sheep skin. 

Junior — One who knows it all and tries to 
teach the faculty. 

Sophomore — A wise person, one of na- 
ture's noblemen. 

Pony — A beast of burden used by stu- 
dents when traveling in unexplored re- 

Flunk — A process of changing from a 
four to a five year course. 

Faculty — A troublesome organization that 
interferes with student enterprise. 


Come to see the great manuscript play, 
"The Bachelor's Romance," in which Sol 
Smith Russel made his greatest hit! Given 
by the Belles Lettres Society, Monday 
evening, November 21st. 

A cheerful temper joined with innocence, 
will make beauty attractive, knowledge de- 
lightful, and wit good natured. 

There are more men ennobled by study, 
than by virtue. 




Misses Leech and Lard spent Sunday, 
October 16th, with Jennie Harker. 

Susan Rebhan and Jessie Bradley spent 
several days at home. 

Some others who spent Sunday away 
from the College were: Marcella Crum, 
Myrtle Short, Grace McFaddeu, Birdie Peck 
and Rena Crum. 

The College classes organized early this 
year. The first to announce their officers 
were the Seniors. President, Leda Ells- 
berry; vice president, Lena Yarnell; secre- 
tary, Paula Wood; treasurer, Carrie Isaac- 

The Juniors reorganized the second Fri- 
day after school opened. The class colors, 
crimson and white, were left unchanged. 
The following officers were elected: Presi- 
dent, Marie Arthur; vice president, Mabel 
Weber; secretary, Amy Ives; treasurer, 
Frances Scott; reporter, Clara Swain. 

The officers for the sophomore class are; 
President, Louise Fackt; vice president, 
Anna Watson; secretary and treasurer, 
Edith Morgan; reporter, Clara Huntsinger. 
Green and white were chosen as class col- 



The Belles Lettres Society has entered 
upon the work of the year with a spirit of 
enthusiasm such as springs from loyal 
members taking' a keen interest in all that 
concerns a strong society. The aim of the 
society is educational aud moral develop- 
ment. All the members are interested and 
splendid programs have been given at 
every meeting. 

The officers for the vear are: President. 
Golden Berrymau: V. President, Edith 
Plowman; Recording- Secretary. Marie 
Arthur; Corresponding Secretary, Amy 
Ives; Treasurer, Lena Hopper; Critic. Car- 
rie Luken; Chaplain. Clara Swain; Libra- 
rian, Lena Yarnell; Chorister, Merta W T ork; 
Pages, Geraldine Sieber. Louise Gates; 
Seargeant at Arms, Berdie Peck. 

Belles Lettres play "The Bachelor's Ro- 
mance," Monday evening, November 21st. 
Tickets 25c. 

Of all the ties formed in college life, the 
society becomes the dearest to every mem- 
ber. It was with great joy and renewed de- 
votion to old Phi Nu that we met in our 
hall for the first time. We were greatly 
pleased to have so many new friends with 
us and requested them to remain for a little 
social gathering when the program had 

Our offisersfor the year are Edna Starkey, 
President; Nellie Taylor; Vice President, 
Amelia Postel. Secretary; Lucile Brown, 
Corresponding Secretary; Anne Marshall, 
Treasurer; Cuba Carter, Chorister; Paula 
Wood, Prosecuting Attorney; Leda Ells- 
berry, Critic; Louise Fackt. Chaplain: Ros- 
alie Sidell, Rena Crum, Librarians; Mar- 
cella Crum, Mary Smith, Ushers. 

Sol Smith Russel made his greatest hit 
in acting '-The Bachelor's Romance." See 
the Belles Lettres act it as well, Novem- 
ber 21st. 


The Athletic association held its first 
meeting September 21. Captains for three 
basket ball teams were elected. Lillian 
Switzer and Edith Plowman were elected 
captains for the Yale aud Harvard. For the 
Brownies and Midgets. Zelda Sidell and 
Eduu Starkey were chosen, and Anne Mar- 
shall aud Stella Shepherd were elected for 
Princeton and Cornell. 

The girls are taking advantage of the 
fine weather and this is at once noticed by 
the well filled tennis and basket ball courts. 
In a short time English hockey will be in- 
troduced as one of the field games. 


The interest taken in the Art Department 
is steadily increasing' and the school year 
opens with an unusuallv large enrollment. 

The sketching class has had one very 
pleasant trip this month and several others 
are being" planed if the weather permits. 

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The first week in October invitations were 
received by the Senior class from the Jun- 
iors, stating- that the latter would be glad 
to meet their sisters in the chapel October 
10, at 9:45 a. m. Greatly mystified and 
wondering - what they were going- to do with 
us, we struggled with our curiosity for 
several days until at last, the "great day" 
came. We were conducted to hay racks 
which we immediately mounted. We went 
to a grove belonging to Mr. Hembrough, 
about six miles from the city. A fine breeze 
was blowing and the trip was very invigor- 
ating. We roamed about the grove until 
the dinner was announced and this we 
found very novel and appetizing-. They 
served buns and butter, sliced bacon roast- 
ed on sticks over the fire, hot boiled eg-gs, 
chips, gingerbread and apples. The tin 
cups tied with '05 colors, lavender and 
white, were given us as mementoes of a 
happy day spent with our sisters '06. When 
we returned we were rather weary but well 
satisfied maidens, feeliug- that three cheers 
for '06 would be a fitting close to the day's 

Miss Anderson, the '07 class officer, 
entertained her class on October 8. 
A pleasant evening was spent and the girls 
congratulated themselves on having- Miss 
Anderson for their officer. 

A most delightful social evening was 
spent Saturday, September 25, when the 
members of the Belles Lettres Society wel- 
comed the new girls and former members 
to an informal party in their homelike and 
attractive hall. Making- tissue paper hats 
was the maiu feature, and a very enjoyable 
one. Music added to the pleasure of the 
guests. Light refreshment were served and 
as the guests departed, a cordial invitation 
was extended to all to visit any meetings of 
the society. 


One Saturday, the Sophomores were in- 
vited by the Seniors to meet them in the 
chapel, but instead of remaining there, we 
were conducted to the hay wagons which 
were waiting - for us. We went to the 
country home of Mr. Reed, who lives a few 
miles out of town. At the g-ate we were 
met by two Indians who lead us to the 
house, and, somewhat to our surprise, we 
found Mr. Reed's beautiful yard converted 
into an Indian villag-e. However these 
Indians were not savage and they proved 
to be very hospitable. They met us with 
grunts of approval and crowded around us 

to make friends, when, who should they 
prove to be but our beloved and dignified 
Seniors. In true Indian style we were 
served with mush and milk, baked potatoes, 
sandwiches, pickles, coffee, apples and 
chestnuts. The souvenirs were peacepipes 
tied with green and white, the Sophomore 
colors. There were many tired but happy 
girls that evening as we drove home and 
the kindness of our dear Seniors shall long 
be remembered by '07. 


Another one of those auuual delights of 
the I. W. C. girl has come and gone. On 
Monday, October 17, Dr. and Mrs. Pitner, 
well known and loved by all the college 
girls, entertained the faculty and students 
at their beautiful home, "Fairview." 

The day dawued bright and warm; it was 
just the finest kind of a da\ for a picnic. 
At 10:30 a merry crowd of girls appeared 
at the ideal home of Dr. Pitner. All seemed 
to have cast their cares aside and seemed 
intent on making this one of the happiest 
days of the year. The merrv groups of 
girls seated on the spacious lawn under 
the autumn-garbed trees madea verv pretty 
picture indeed. Some played games, some 
sang college songs, and others recalled the 
sports of other days spent under those 
beautiful trees. 

But the best part was yet to come. 
Promptly at twelve o'clock Dr. Harker 

called the girls from their play and then 

oh! such a lunch as they had; sandwiches, 
pickles, tongue, potato chips. cheese straws, 
coffee, apples, kisses and marsh mallows. 

The presence of Dr. and Mrs. Briggs, 
Mrs. Bradley, the wife of a former Presi- 
dent of Illinois College, and Dr. and Mrs. 
Oneal added much to the enjoyment of all. 

After lunch all enjoyed a trolley ride and 
then returned to the college feeling sure 
that this outing would make their work 
easier for many days to come. 

A cry of "no room" was not anticipated by 
the editors for this first issue, but it has 
come and we propose to send out our Greet- 
ings with no Alumnae reports. These will 
have royal attention next month. 

An interesting sketch of the way the As- 
sociation girls entertained the new-comers 
early in the term also fails to find place. 
We are sorry for this, also. 



What visionary tints the year puts on, 

When falling leaves falter through motionless air 
Or numbly cling and shiver to be gone! 

How shimmer the low flats and pastures bare. 

As with her nectar Hebe Autumn fills 

The bowl between me and those distant hills, 
And smiles and shakes abroad her misty tremu- 

— Lowell. [lous hair 

The wild November comes at last 

Beneath a veil of rain; 
The night wind blows its folds aside. 

Her face is full of pain. 
The latest of her race, she takes 

The Autumn's vacant throne: 
She has but one short moon to live, 

And she must be alone. 








Marie clung franticly to a strap, vowing 
mentally that this would be her last ride 
on the cable car from Riverton to the city. 
"Its the roughest road and the most impo- 
lite men ride on it I ever saw," she said to 
herself. A stout traveling man arose at 
this juncture and lunged towards her. 
"Take my seat lady," he said, smiling. 
"I'd say I was going into the smoker, but 
we do not seem to have those conveniences 
on cable cars." 

"Thank you, "murmured Marie, and slid 
into the seat. 

By her side was a brisk little lady who 
carried a flat paper parcel which she seem- 
ed to cherish beyond her life. The little 
lady's thin hands continually hovered about 
it to protect it from possible contact with 
her neighbors or the side of the car. Marie 
became fascinated wondering what it 
contained, and when the little lady began 
untving the strings she started forward 
only to fall back quickly, for the woman 
was talking to her in a high pitched voice. 

"Madam, I have here an invention thats 
well worth your notice. It is a medicine 
that will cure any disease incidental to man 
kind. It is called Dr. Johnson's Pectoal 
and to understand and fully appreciate the 
benefit one can derive from its use, one has 
only to read these testimonials printed in 
this little leaflet. No well organized family 
could or ought to do without a bot- 
tle or two of this excellent Pectoral. Madam 
I urge you to order a bottle, at least, for 
your own use and I am confident that you 
will never be without it in your home." 

As the woman spoke the occupants of the 
car turned to look and as she proceeded 
they still looked and laughed. Marie's 
cheeks burned. She could have choked 
the dreadful woman, but there was nothing 
to do but sit quietly and listen while the 
little agent launched from one excellent 
quality of the medicine to another. Marie 
got out her purse, "Anything,"she thought, 
"to stop her tongue." "How much?" she 
asked. "Only a dollar and very cheap at 
that," said the woman. 

Marie handed out the dollar and obtain- 
ed the medicine, determining to get rid of it 
at the first opportunity. But Marie had 
bought her relief at a dear price. Every- 
one in the car was looking at her and the 
little agent was still talking. Presently, 
with many bumps and creakings, the car 
stopped, and to Marie's immense relief, the 
woman got off carrying her parcel as care- 
fully and gingerly as ever. Marie leaned 
back in her seat with a sigh of profound 
satisfaction, oblivious of the indulgent 
glances of people around her. "It was a 
shame to waste a dollar that way" she mur- 
mured. "I wonder if it might not cure the 
cook's toothache: Tommy is always eating 
green apples, too, and needing' quick rem- 
edy; maybe — " but she stopped in horror as 
the conductor's whistle blew for second 
fares. "I haven't a uickle left. "she gasped 
as she felt in her purse pulling - out a penny, 
a ticket to the matinee and a scrap of a 
handkerchief. Marie gazed at the three 
helplessly. There was nothiug to do but 
get off, and. as she stood in the hot dusty 
road watching the retreating cable car on 
the one hand and on the other, the bustling 



figure of the little agent mounting- the steps 
of the corner house, the situation seemed 
bad enough. "Eight miles from the city at 
least" she said, "and not a soul in sight I 
know. What shall I do." But being a brave 
girl and having plenty of grit, Marie saw 
no way out of it but to walk; so she picked 
up her pretty white skirts and started along 
briskly. Two cable cars passed her, the 
occupants gazing in wonder at the well- 
dressed toiler in the dusty road. After a 
mile had been traveled Marie was ready to 

She stopped under a tree and looked long- 
ingly at a cool white cottage that sat back 
from the road. Something felt heavy in 
her hand and looking down she saw the 
medicine. "The very thing," cried she, 
"I'll sell this bottle and get enough money 
to get to town. I've always hated women 
agents, but circumstances alter cases. I'll 
enter the ranks and sell this excellent Pec- 
toral for half its original price — cheap at 
that," she murmured. 

Smothing down her hair and settling her 
dainty little stock, she walked cautiously 
up the path to the cottage. 

She rang the bell with nervous hesitation 
and then waited. After she had stood for 
five minutes on the porch, Jthe door slowly 
opened and a plump servant in a blue dress 
and dusting cap appeared. 

"May I," began Marie, "see the lady of 
the house?" 

The maid stared. "There aint none", 
she said, "no one but Mr. Boston and he's 
up town, Aint I good enough." 

Marie shuddered. "I made a mistake," 
she explained, "I intended going to the 
next house west, Excuse me," and without 
waiting to give the woman a chance to 
speak, Marie fled down the walk. 

In the road she grasped her medicine bot- 
tle and summoned courage to approach the 
next house. This time a woman dressed in 
a fussy morning- gown and with a worried 
frown on her otherwise pretty face, came 
to the door. 

"Madam," began Marie, in a small voice, 
"I have here a notice that will be well 
worth your invention. It is a Pectoral that 
will disease any cure — cure incidental to 

man kind. It is Dr. Johnson's " 

but the lady stopped her here with a wave 
of the hand. 

"We dont want anything of the kind and 
if I was Dr. Johnson I'd get an agent to 
represent me who could at least speak 
English." The door banged leaving Marie 
on the door step too stunned for utterance. 

After she was safely out side the 
grounds she examined the- bottle. "I don't 
see how she ever sold it," she murmured; 
"I can't, for I don't understand its merits, 
but as it's my only chance I'll have to make 
another attempt." 

This time she tried a large handsome 
house whose massive front door opened 
to reveal a woman whose harsh face and 
sour expression caused Marie to ask for a 
drink, and, after vainly trying to get one 
out of a dingy old well, she went on. In 
this way she tried eight different places 
and each one seemed harder than the last. 
Dr. Johnson's Pectoral seemed destined to 
remain in Marie's possession, and Marie 
seemed destined to sleep that night by the 
roadside, when suddenly she saw a light 
red auto coming- down the hill behind her. 
"No matter who it is," she said to herself, 
"I'll ask for a ride if I can." 

As the auto approached Marie saw, to 
her delight, that it was her brother Jack, 
and as it came to a standstill beside her 
she flung herself frantically into the seat. 
"Oh Jack," she cried, "Don't you want to 
buy some of Dr. Johnson's Pectoral; I'll let 
you have it for 25 cents and it's dead cheap 
at that." 

Jack stared. "Well my dear duck" he 
said, "tell me like a good little sister, if you 
fell from the skies and when your senses 
departed from you." Marie laughed hys- 
terically. "Jack," she said. "I have one 
hundred dollars in the bank, but I'm going 
to cash it today and let it go for the sake of 
the poor suffering women agents in this 

M. S. '05. 




As the citv of Zion, — that great and 
mighty city of Dr. John Alexander Dowie, 
is but 16 miles from the writer's summer 
home, a party of four of us drove down 
there one day this summer. As we neared 
the place many people along- the way mur- 
mured; "Peace to thee," in passing. This 
is the regular salutation of the Zion Hosts 
as we found out later. 

The people of the city seem in general, 
polite and obliging - . They are mostly fore- 
igners aud are all sober and industrious. 
They have no alternative, for Mr. Dowie, 
his Overseers and Guards allow no choice. 
If people do not agree to the regulations, 
they are not allowed to live in the town. 
On entering Zion, we noticed great signs 
bearing the legend," Smoking, chewing', 
the use of profane language or of any kind 
of drugs or liquors not allowed in this city." 

The largest buildings in the place are the 
"Elijah Hospice," or hotel, and the adminis- 
tration building - . Here are the officers of 
Dr. Dowie, the "General overseer," Mrs. 
Dowie. Judge Barnes and the various head 
deacons. Here also is Dr. Dowie's private 
library, one of the finest in the country. We 
were fortunate in gaining admittance to 
the private offices. These are elaborately 
and richly furnished. Mrs. Dowie's room 
is also magnificently appointed. 

The sugar and candy and lace factories 
are models of their kind. These have not 
been in operation many years, but the}' have 
more work than they can possibly do, run- 
ning with full forces day and night. 

Zion has this year begun the construction 
of a very large publishing house of its own. 
Dr. Dowie publishes two papers for his 
people. "The Zion Banner" and "The 
Leaves of Healing." He requests his fol- 
lowers not to read the large daily papers, 
and in this, as in every thing else, is gener- 
ally obeyed. 

Many people are interested in the new 
college. The students number three hund- 
red already. The finest professors and 

teachers have been employed and regular 
colleg'e courses are offered. 

I do not think Dr. Dowie's home so pre- 
tentious as one might expect considering 
his usual style of living, but it is perfect in 
every detail. The barn is larger than most 
of the houses in Zion. Dr. Dowie is very 
fond of horses and dogs and keeps two 
high-bred teams for his especial use. He 
has recently imported from Scotland six of 
the finest Collie dogs he could find. 

In appearance Dr. Dowie is a striking 
man. He is very stout and very short: he 
has a kind face, a heavy beard and bright, 
snapping- brown eyes. He has very short 
limbs and so appears to better advantage 
in his carriage or behind his pulpit than 
any where else. 

The Auditorium is an enormous building 
seating manv thousands, and here Dr. 
Dowie holds the attention of vast audiences 
every Sunday, in sermons three hours long. 

Cards, theatre going, dancing and pork- 
eating- are all forbidden in Zion. A new 
ordinance allows no boy or girl under eight- 
een to "keep company" without the permis- 
sion of parents on both sides, of Dr. Dowie 
himself, aud of the church Elders. 

This. "Elizah third. "as he has been called, 
seems to rule his people with an iron hand. 
yet they almost worship him. He is re- 
markable in many ways. Few can equal 
him as financier. He has unusual power in 
the pulpit and many testify to his power of 

The city of Zion itself is a place of won- 
derful growth and management. It is hard 
to understand the change from a forest aud 
grass grown bluff to a throbbing, stirring 
city peopled by Dowie's own followers and 
juled over bv its founder. E. S. 

The average American finds great amuse- 
ment in the grotesque and the incongruous. 
So it is that monuments in graveyards often 
provoke a smile. Enlogies are sometimes 
so extravagant and the boldest admissions 



of the shortcomings of the dead occassion- 
ally trouble the visitor. 

But no American cemetery can equal the 
Scottish burying- grounds in interest. Such 
quaint dignity and withal such a manifest 
greed of the uncanny prevail. Stevenson's 
delightful chapter on the Edinburg ceme- 
teries is known and enjoyed by most liter- 
ary people. How wordiv he pictures the 
huge and solemn monuments, the curious 
inscriptions detailing the virtues of staunch 
Mac Pherson or MacLaren and the start- 
ling' profusion of skulls and crossbones,and 
other symbols of death that warn the visi- 
tor of his own mortality, while furnishing" 
the decorative motive of the monument. 
The intrinsic value of the poetry on the 
monuments is sometimes not great. In the 
famous crypt of Glasgow Cathedral one 
stone is of especial interest for its quaint 
phrases commemorate the heroic times of 
the covenanter. Following a list of of nine 
names of those who suffered martydom at 
the cross of Glasgow, we read these lines: 
"Years sixty-six and eighty-four, 

Did send their souls home to glore 
Whose bodies here interred lie 

There sacrificed to tyranny. 
To covenants and reformation 

'Cause they adhered to their station. 
These nine with others in this yard 

Whose heads and bodies were not spared 
Their testimonies, foes, to bury. 

Caused beat the drums then in great fury 
They'll know at resurrection day 

To murder saints was no sweet play. 


It was with a heavy heart that the poor 
old darkey climbed the narrow path leading' 
through to his cabin. He was on his 
way home from a fruitless visit to his land- 
lord, a big, gruff, hard-hearted man, who 
had refused to listen to old Ebenezer's en- 
treaties, sending him away with the old 
familiar words; "Now I'll not listen to none 
o' your hard-luck stories. Me and my old 
woman 'd starve to death, if I listened to 

all the talks you good-fer-nothin' uiggers is 
always a puttin' up." And with these words 
ringing in his ears, Ebenezer had started 
home to tell the faithful old woman who he 
knew would be waiting to cheer and sympa- 
thize with him. 

She was sitting on the old bench beside 
the cabin door when he came slowly up the 
path, despair stamped on every feature. 

"It ain't no use, Ca'line" said Ebenezer, 
shaking his old head sorrowfully, "Mar's 
John, he wou'dn' listen to me when I tried 
to tell him 'bout little Ephraim a-fallin' in 
de ribber and de doctur to pay for a-fetchin 
him back to us again, besides the new skirt 
he had to have. — 

"But de fiah," interrupted Aunt Caroline, 
"you sho' didn' forget de fiah, n' de wash 
tub, Ebenezer." 

The old man did not deign to notice this 
but went on deliberately, "An' I 'splained 
how little Nebecutnezar done set de house 
a-fiah an' burnt up de wash tub and just 
spiled de wringer too, an' den how all dem 
frolliskin' black pickanniuies done bnsted 
de springs on dat bed what ol' Mars' Tom 
gib us dese many years ag'o. I neber will 
forgit de day he gib us dat bed. Doan you 
'member it was just de day befo, — but I 
can't talk about all dat now. If he was 
back do', we wouldn' be a-wonderin' whar 
de good Lawd would hab us a.settin' dis- 
time nex' week. In just fo' mo days, we've 
got to g'it out ob dis ole cabin, whar we 
done lib' all dese happy years." 

Caroline wiped her eyes vigorously with 
the corner of her apron, and tried to put 
away the memories that would come back. 

•■Well now you is jist goin' to worry you 
self down sick, an' den de good Lawd only 
knows what will become ob us. You jist 
cheer up now an' go dig dem potatoes 
an' I'll go borrer de Missus' wash- 
tub an' do dat washin' fur ol Miss 
Melindy, an' mebbe we can git enough 
money togidder to pay de interest fo' dis 

The suggestion seemed to meet with Eb- 
enezer's approval, so he immediately threw 



his spade over his shoulder and started to- 
wards the potatoe patch. All afternoon he 
dug away deligintly, the perspiration trick- 
ling - down his dusky face. He was almost 
to the end of the last row, and just thinking- 
how thankful he should be, and was, 
that he might go back to the old cabin that 
night, even though he must soon leave it, 
when his musing' was interrupted by the 
sound of Ephraim's lusty voice giving' forth 
one yell after another in quick succession. 

He ran down the path and met the whole 
crowd of wooly-headed little rascals, fairly 
tumbling- over each other in theij eager- 
ness to reach the cabin. Ephraim was hug- 
ging tightly a rusty old can when he threw 
himself upon his mammy's knees and told 
his story between breaths, "O! mammy, I 
wur a-pickin' up dat kin'lin' what you told 
me you wanted, and was a-grubbin' -roun' 
in de hollow ob dat ole "sycamore tree, when 
I done cut my fing"er on de edge ob dis heah 
ole tin can, air when I picked it up it was 
so hebby an- de insides done rattled so dat 
I brung" it home to you an' pappy to look at. 

"O Ca-liny! Ca'liny!" gasped Ebenezer, 
"it's dat pot ob gold dat Mars' Tom done 
sol- my mudder for. an' den he got sorry 
he-d did it, an' gib me de money, but one 
ob de uigg'ers took it away frum me, an- 1 
neber could fin- out whar he put it." 

And with this the faithful two dropped 
to their knees beside the old bench, and 
thanked God for his goodness, and that 
night, after each little pickaninny was 
dreaming on his little trundle-bed, hand in 
hand they went down to "Mars John's" 
and got the little paper that made the old 
cabin theirs for all time. ' M. B., '05. 


Dr. and Mrs. Harker. Miss Cowgill and 
Miss Williamson were present at Miss 
Stewart's wedding. 

Mrs. Stead and Miss Eldredge spent the 
last days of October at the Fair. 

Mabel Hill spent a few days at the Col- 
lege the first part of this season. She was 

enroute to Evanston where she attends the 

Miriam Mac Murray visited Jane Johns- 
ton October 13 in St. Elmo Jane has since 
gone to Trinidad, Colo, to spend the winter 
with her sister. 

Mrs. Armstrong dined at the College Sun- 
day October 23. 

Lucile Brown, Lela Warfield, Leda Ells- 
berry spent several days in October at the 
Fair. They were guests of Mrs. Brown at 
the Illinois Building. 

An Armenian entertained us in Chapel 
one Thursday morniug-. He talked of his 
country and his language. As he was anx- 
ious that we should remember his name, he 
spelled it for us. Pronounce it: Bad- 
velee Krekor Hagop Basmajian. 

A number of our Athletic Association 
girls attended the Milliken Illinois Colleg'e 
foot ball game. 

Edith Plowman aud Marie Arthur spent 
Sunday with Golden Berryman at her home 
in Franklin. 

Among those who have been to their 
homes this month are:Edith Phillippe.Reua 
Crum, Edna Lumsdeu and Mabel Van 

The third year German aud Musical His- 
tory classes attended the lecture on "Par- 
sifal at the State street church November 

Mrs. S. R. Capps and her sister. Mrs. 
Reed, of St. Clere. Kansas, visited the Col- 
lege one Wednesday morning'. Mrs. Reed 
was a student in the very first class organ- 
ized in the College in 1847. 

Those who were of the College family be- 
tween the years of '7b and '84 will be inter- 
ested in knowing that Dr. and Mrs. Short 
are now great-grand parents b}' reason of 
the advent of a little daughter at the home 
of Mr. aud Mrs. Clifford in Chicago. Mrs. 
Clifford was "Pansy" Lambert to the Col- 
lege girls of those years. We regret to add 
though that the little daughter was taken 
away November 9. 





Mrs. Arthur Riggs, of Santee, Neb., is 
visiting- her daughter, Mrs. F. L. Stead. 

The electric light machine has been sub- 
jected to a thorough testing during the 
past week and has proved quite satisfactory. 
The engine and dynamo carried a load of 
more than double the normal rating capa- 
city without any apparent straining. 

The guests who have been at the College 
the past week are: Rev. and Mrs. York of 
Brighton; Mrs. I. P. Mitten of Fairbury; 
Mrs. Coe of Quiucy; Dr. Latham of Ri- 
nard; Mrs. Cousins of Danville; and Mrs. 
Work of Galesburg. 

Friday afternoon the primary and inter- 
mediate departments gave an autumn pro- 
gram. It was followed by a reception for 
parents and pupils. Those in charge of 
these departments are Miss Dawson and 
Miss Porter and they were pleased to meet 
the different parents. 

The Senior Preps, have chosen the fol- 
lowing offices for the coming year: Presi- 
dent, Miriam McMurray, Secretary; Kath- 
arine Greenleaf; Treasurer, Mae Stover. 

The Junior Preps, officers for this year 
are: President, Ollie Pattison; V. Presi- 
dent, Marie Bohl; Secretary, Nina Turner; 
Treasurer, Harriet Chapman; Reporter, 
Helen Lewis. 

Hon. W. J. Bryan called to see his cousin, 
Miss Anne Marshall last week, 

Mr. Sherman, lieutenant Governor elect of 
Illinois, called on his niece, Miss Spittler 
last Tuesday. 

An event of interest to those connected 
with the College was the marriage iu East 
St. Louis on Wednesday evening, October 
19, of Miss Emma Stewart and Carle Fur- 
man Williamson, of Middleton, Ohio. The 
ceremony was performed by Dr. D. A. Tem- 
ple, an uncle of the bride. Miss Stewart 
was a teacher in the College for the past 
three years and was a favorite with all who 
knew her. The class of 1903, of whom she 
was the class officer, gave her an exquisite 
silver tea service as a token of their appre- 

ciation and best wishes. Those in atten- 
dance fron the college were Dr. and Mrs. 
Harker, Miss Williamson and Miss Cowgill. 

One of the most delightful social events 
of the semester was a reception given by 
Mrs. Harker, October twenty seventh. 
The reception was given for the girls, and 
for many of the friends of the College. In 
the receiving line with Mrs. Harker were: 
Miss Weaver, Principal; Miss Neville, Miss 
Cole, Miss Knopf and Mrs. Stead. The differ- 
ent classes came from two until five o'clock. 
Light refreshments were served in the So- 
ciety Halls. The parlors were beautifully 
decorated in g'reen and white. As is the 
custom, the Seniors remained and were 
served with the g'uests iu a more elaborate 
style. Evervone seemed to have enjoyed 
themselves thoroughly and were hearty in 
their expressions of appreciation. 

Miss Mable Nortrup, of Havana, Illinois, 
is visiting at the College. She is the guest 
of her friend, Miss McFadden. 

Misses Annie Hodgson, Edna Rayhill and 
Fay Dunlap have commenced their work in 
the School of Fine Arts. 

Miss Eldredge and Mrs. Stead went to 
Saint Louis recently to attend the Guilmant 

Quite a numder of the girls attended the 
Magnus production of the great English 
Morality play, Everyman. 

Miss Florence McFadden, of Havana, 
spent several days at the College witli her 
sister. Miss Grace McFadden. 

There was not sufficient competition in 
the way of composing' colleg'e songs for the 
prize to be awarded, so Dr. Harker divided 
the twenty dollars among the four associa- 
tions of the College. He gave five to Y. U. 
C. A.; five to the new gymnasium fund and 
five to both Phi Nu and Belles Lettres So- 



Y. W. C. A. 

Our College was represented at the State 
V. W. C. A. convention, which was held in 
Peoria November 3-7, by one faculty mem- 
ber, Miss Williamson, and by Misses Nelle 
Taylor, Golden Berry man, Susan Rebhan, 
Mabel Burns, Lena Yarnell, Essie Cazalet, 
Stella Shepherd and Amelia Postel. The 
meetings were a source of great inspiration 
and help, and the girls returned filled with 
enthusiasm which will doubtless be a great 
impetus to the work of the association. 

Mary Melton, '91, a missionary from Ja- 
pan, gave a very interesting talk on her 
work in that foreign field October 23d. We 
feel especially interested in Japan, because 
the association, by systematic giving, is 
educating a Japanese girl. 

The week of prayer will be observed No- 
vember 13-20. Prayer meetings will be 
held every evening at 9 o'clock, and we feel 
certain that much good will be derived from 
these meetings. 

We are particularly favored in having the 
promise of a visit from Miss lone Vose, our 
student Secretary, in January, and we are 
all looking forward to her visit with great 




The Phi Nu programmes this year have 
shown especially strong work and great va- 
riety. One of the most unique was the 
following' political programme: 

Phi Nu Song' — Societv. 

Essay — "The Rise and Progress of Polit- 
ical Parties" — Nelle Taylor. 

Medley of National Airs (violin) — Zelda 

Discussion of the Republican Policy — 
Linnie Dowell. (Illustrated by Clara Lohr. ) 

Impromptu — Why I am a Republican — 
Alice Wadsworth. 

Quartette— Olive Glick, Greta Coe, Mar- 
cella Crum, Cuba Carter. 

Speech — Judge Parker, the Choice of the 
Democrats — Anne Marshall. 


Speech— The Prohibition National Con- 
vention—Edna Starkey. 

Preparations are being made for the Phi 
Nu play, which we expect to give the mid- 
dle of December. 


Quite a number of the girls have ordered 
Belles Lettres pins and will be proud to 
wear the gold shield which will enspire 
them with even greater courage and loy- 
alty. Interest in the Society seems to grow 
and each one perfo, ms the part assigned 
her on the program not only well but very 
willingly. The following excellent pro- 
gram was given: 

Violin Solo — Edith Morgan. 

Fable— How Music Came to Earth, Merta 

Vocal Solo — Violets, Marie Arthur. 

Biography of Mendelssohn— Edith Mit- 

Paper — Beethoven's Life and Works. 
Grace Hendricks. 

Impromptu— The Influence of Popular 
Music, Clara Huntsinger. 

Piano Solo — Sailor Boy's Dream, Nellie 

Discussion — Concerts have more effect 
upon the emotional senses than theatres. 
Affirmative, Blanche Stockdale: negative. 
Delia Blackburn. 

Belles Lettres Song — Societv. 


An informal party was given in the gym- 
nasium Saturday evening. ( )ctober 22d, for 
the benefit of the new girls. All were noti- 
fied to appear in gym. suits and come pre- 
pared for a good time. Games and music 
made the evening pass quickly, and after 
light refreshments had been served, the 
girls started for their rooms feeling that 
they had enjoyed a very pleasant evening'. 

On account of the illness of so man)' of 
the girls, all athletic work was postponed 
for two weeks. 




The Greetings. 


Seniors of Illinois Woman's College 
jacksonville, illinois. 


Miss Neville. Miss \V 
Assistant Editors 

Business Managers 

Phi N'i' Editor 
Belles Lettres Editor 
Athletic Editor 
Musical Editor 
Y. W. C. A. Editor 
Elocution Editor 
Art Editor 


eaver, Miss Cole 

Linnie E. Dowell 

Alice Wadsworth 

Anne Marshall 

Lena Yarnell 

Golden Berryman 

Mable Burns 

Carrie Luken 

Birdie Peck 

Merta "Work 

Amelia Postel 

Paula H. Wood 

/ilia Kahnson 

Single Copies 
Extra Copies 

50 cents per Year 
10 cents 
25 cents 

Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and items. 
All communications should be addressed to 

Jacksonville, Illinois 

Printed in the Office oi Len G. Magill, Jacksonville, 111. 
No. 227 East State St. Illinois Phone 418 

The ■•Oberlin Review" in commenting' on 
the inability of any set of college editors to 
put out a paper that is entirely satisfactory 
to its quasi-supporters, offers to name the 
following staff as a most likelv one: Editor 
in-chief, Benjamin Franklin: Assistant Ed- 
itor, Horace Greely; Financial Manager, 
Baron Mayer de Rochchild: Assistant Man- 
ager, J. Gould; News Editor, Mercury and 
William R. Hearst; Exchange Editor. James 
Boswell; Athletics, Hercules and Casper 
Whitney; Literary Editors. Marie Corelli 
and Branter Mathews; Alummi, Methuselah. 

In the world of commerce, a well estab- 
lished principle has been '-Patronize those 
who patronize you." Why shouldn't this 
hold true in the case of the subscribers to 
the Greetings? The various business men 

who have been kind enough to help us by 
advertising in our paper, surely deserve our 
heartiest patronage. Let all of us use our 
influence to promote the interests of our 

Subscriptions for The College Greet- 
ings have been coming in well during this, 
the first month of the new regime. We 
hope that this will continue, and that more 
people, in and out of the Woman's College, 
will come to realize that our paper is worth 
their notice. 

Do you remember, good reader, what hap- 
pened on the eighth? We dare say the da}' 
seems far enough away to most of us. 

Uncertain as a vision or a dream. 

Faint as a figure seen in early dawn, 

Down at the far end of an avenue, 

Going we know not where. 
This year's was the quietest campaign 
on record, and the result was a thing of 
which neither party was at all sure. The 
people could not be aroused. There were 
not nearly the usual number of open air 
speeches and torchlight rallies, and had 
the drums and fifes all turned so delicate 
that they feared the night air? Each man 
was saying little and thinking much. Wise 
men they. The papers again and again 
cried, "Watch the silent voter!" Why, even 
in that hotbed of part}- feeling, there was 
little excitement; no pillow fights terrified 
the young, and few boxes of chocolates 
changed hands on the 9th. At the polls, 
however, the interest of voters was shown 
to be not lacking', and an unusually large 
vote was cast. 

' *' 
Every one has his personal fad, and the 
extremes that these carry some people to 
are tragic or ludicrous, useful or baneful, 
as circumstances allow. However the re- 
sults may be, the reign of fads and fancies 
still hold. When a certain woman ot an 
Eastern city gave a dinner party for her 
cat, the papers from East to West eagerly 




took up the matter, only too glad to pub- 
lish the foolish affair. With the English, 
cricket is much in favor. A story is told of 
a young English militiaman who was sta- 
tioned in Egypt for three years. During 
that time he "was so occupied" with cricket 
and polo matches that he simply didn't 
have the time to go to see the Pyramids. 
Conceive a life and death passion for valua- 
ble autograph copies and first prints, and 
the demand for fine portraits and "old mas- 
ters" is exceedingly great among people of 
a certain class. Automobiling- has filled 
the recreation lives of hundreds in the last 
few years, and with its new rival, the auto- 
boat, is one of the most popular of fads. 
And now a new one is being indulged in by 
a prominent Chicago society woman, Mrs. 
Hobart Chatfield Taylor. With a young- 
English girl, an enthusiast as partner, she 
will set up an ideal book bindery. The 
first piece of workmanship is to be a vol- 
ume of poems by a native Chicagoan. a Mr. 
Russell, and is to be presented to President 
Loubet of France. The cover is to involve 
the use of the American and the French 
coat of arms. Her plans are definite and 
her methods business like. As she says, 
she "is in it for all there is in it," and ex- 
pects to "make this fad turn to profit." 


"Now the well of truth. 
'Tis an ink well." 
Silence gives contempt. 
People who live in glass houses should 
pull down their blinds. 

Economy is the thief of time. 
Eat your steak or you'll have stew. 
All that a girl knoweth will she tell her 


'Tis a curious fact, but a fact very old; 
You can keep a fire hot by keeping it 
coaled. — Day. 

Christmas — A widely observed holiday on 

which the past nor the future is of so much 
interest as the present. 

Pin — The best dresser in a woman's ac- 
quaintance, of remarkable penetration, true 
as steel, seldom loses its head, follows its 
own bent, and carries its point in whatever 
it undertakes. 


His father took him home. 

"I was always so poor in Greek." 

He played the guitar, 
"A -dec' I never could speak." 

He won every race. 
My Latin I have to 'horse,' 

In foot ball a star. 
"The German is -cribbed' perforce." 

He played second base. 
— Madesonensis. 
They tell how fast the arrow sped, 

When William shot the apple. 

But who can calculate the speed 

Of him who's late for chapel? 

— Trinity Tablet. 
A little learning, scattered o'er 
A frolic of four years or more, 
Then — Presto, change! and you create 
The sober college graduate. 

— Yale Record. 
I sat me down at leisure: 
The ready waiter flew. 
My order took suavely. 

And shouted, "Oyster stew!" 
The steaming dish was waiting. 

The ready waiter flew; 
Then rose I up in anger. 

And left, 'twas "oysters two!" 

— Wesleyan Argus. 

"A is the maid of winning charm; 
B is the snug, encircling arm; 
How many times is A in B?" 
He questioned calculatively. 
She flushed, and said, with air sedate, 
"It's not quite clear: please demonstrate." 
— Hamilton Monthly. 





The composition class has recently been 
organized, and some very interesting pro- 
ductions in pencil and water colors have 
been handed in for criticism. 

The interest in china painting- is grow- 
ing. Several new students have enrolled, 
and some splendid work is being done. 

The students are rejoicing' over the addi- 
tion of a complete set of splendid lockers 
recently added to the department. 

Some of the girls are having trouble in 
making the '-pottles and kets" in their 
studies bump into each other exactly as 
they should, but they are gently consoled 
with the kind advice --to rule it out and do 
it over." 

Miss Elizabeth Harker, '03, has com- 
menced her studies at the Art Student's 
League of New York City. She was award- 
ed a scholarship for excellence in charcoal 
cast drawing. Competition was open to 
the United States, and the fact that Miss 
Harker was successful is certainly a great 
compliment to herself and to her teacher. 
Miss Knopf. 


Lela Perley Short, of the class of 1900, 
died October 30th at Pocahontas, 111. She 
had been a sufferer for some five years from 

Miss Mary Cleary. '99, has opened a pri- 
vate studio in town and gave a very pleas- 
ing public recital on the evening of Novem- 
ber 2d. 

Miss Cole read before the Author's Club 
in Springfield on Monday evening, Novem- 
ber 14th. 


The private recitals began this year with 
renewed interest. It is the purpose of the 
director that these will be of short dura- 
tion and occur weekly. 

The orchestra has been organized under 
the directorship of Miss Long. Nineteen 
members now belong, and more are expect- 
ed in the near future. It is the purpose of 

Miss Long to have a full orchestra within a 
short time. 

The Glee Club has been organized this 
year under the directorship of Miss Kreider. 
There are twenty-six members in the club 
and they are making fine progress in their 

The Mendelssohn Club has reorganized 
this year with about seventy-five members. 
Thev are studying "The Messiah" which 
will be rendered as soon as completed. The 
solos will be rendered by artists from away. 
The following" officers were elected: Presi- 
dent and Director. Mr Stead; Secretary, 
Philip Read; Treasurer. Mrs. Tilden; Ac- 
companist, Miss Eldredge. 

Oa the evening of October 17th, at Grace 
church, came the long anticipated concert 
by Miss Eldredge, assisted by Misses Long 
and Higby. The following' prog'ram was 

1. Die Lotus Blume / 
Widening ( 

Der hist die Ruh 


2. Si mes vers av aient des ailec . Halm 
Ouvre tes yeux bleus 

La cloche 

3. Souvenirs de Mozart 

4, With a Violet ) 
Two Brown Eyes i 

Sliena Van 

Saieut Saens 
. Alard 


Mrs. Beach 

The program was a decided success 
throughout, the several numbers being ren- 
dered with great musical skill and artistic 
effect. The selections were of such charac- 
ter that full play was given to the range of 
the voice as well as the singer's power of 


w » w 

Y. W. C. A. PARTY 

"Times are hard and wag'es low. 

So to the Gymnasium let us go 
In all we can find of rags and tags 

Thus tattered and torn with faces dirty 
Please come promptly at seven-thirty." 
This invitation, written on a soiled and 


ragged piece of wrapping paper, appeared the waves; the croaking of the Ranae tem- 

under every door a few days after the open- porariae and the lowing- of the vaccarum. 

ing of school. All the rags and tags were Presently there came "a new light on the 

gathered together, and on that eventful Sat- subject" and all looked up to see from 

urday evening, September 17, a very queer wheucejit came. It turned out to be abeauti- 

looking party of girls assembled in the ful moon-light night and everyone was in 

gymnasium. All were so completely dis- the best of spirits. Our girls went by sim- 

guised that the little cards with name and light, rowed by moonlight and came home 

address, which everyone had been request- by electric light. 

ed to wear, were quite necessary. a a a 

A grand march was participated in and R TROLLEY RIDE 

showed off the fancy costumes to the best 

advantage. The evening was spent in play- 

... ,, „„„„ The last days of October are alwavs de- 

mg games and singing college songs. -' 

_.. j r j ii „ (. lightlul, but this year when the Juniors re- 

Clieese and wafers were served on the most °. J 

, . ,, j , ceived an invitation to meet the Freshmen 
unique travs — bright, new dust-pans. 

.... ,, ,. ,. , „_ „ in the college chapel at 3:30 on one of these 

When the time to disperse came, a happv . » ' 

, c . , . ,. c j , ..„ „„!.;„„ „ _* days, it seemed almost too good to be true. 

crowd of girls testihed to the entire success - » 

r i.i v tit rr a i At the appointed hour the "iris had as- 

of the \ . W. C. A. party. K1 B 

sembled. Miss Line soon appeared in the 
a a a 

doorway and announced that the "automo- 

ENTERTAIN MENTS bile'- was waiting outside. On reaching the 

street we found the automobile to be a trol- 

On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22ud, two ley car, decorated in the Junior colors, cri.n- 

gypsy wagons drove up in front of I. W. C. son and white, and the Freshman colors. 

In a short time, thirty-five girls appeared olive and g . Q]d _ while a large '06 pennant 

in the regular gypsy costumes, blankets, wav ed from the rear of the car. We were 

beads and dresses of various colors. They all kept busy wonderin „. where we W ere 

crowded into the wagons and were driven bound , uu til the car switched off on South 

to Nichols' Park, where a camp had been Mah] _ and then each setl]ed Uerself for a 

erected. Around a blazing camp fire, these g - ood ride and dreamed of tlie pleasures 

dark maidens were soon preparing supper awaiting her at Morgan Lake. 

which was served in the style most suited We rowed on the ]ake lllUil dark , wheu 

to their camp life. Rowing, games and a ]i gathered in the pavilion and enjoyed a 

songs made the time pass too quickly and splendid SU p p er served bv the Freshmen. 

before they were aware of it. the signal was After supper a bonfire was lighled near the 

given for breaking camp. We soon learned water _ and al , „- ath ered around, telling 

from the yell that was given, that these sto ries, singing or giving college veils. The 

gaily-dressed girls were not gypsies but evening passed all too soon, and' after an- 

"Specals" of I. W. C. who wished to enjoy otl)er delightful ride we were at home again 

a day's outing. with on]y a tiny oar _ tied witll U|e co]ors of 

The Cicero Class believe that they can t]]e two classes , to re , nilu i lls f our p i eas . 

spend a day in a more delightful manner aut outing -. T i le J un iors unite in giving 

than any other class. They prove this three hearty cheers for the Freshman class 

statement when they tell of all the pleas- and for Miss Line _ t ,, eir dass officer 
ures they enjoyed at Morgan Lake. The 

afternoon was spent playing - various games * 

and rowing. Presently all the girls sat Among the musical faculty Prof. F. L. 

down to a bountiful repast spread near the Stead, director of the College of Music, 

shore where they could hear the lapping of spent the summer in special study in Paris. 

1 Q 

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stamper Starr, of 
Decatur, have issued invitations announciug 
the wedding- of their daughter, Miss Edith 
Allan Starr, to Edwin Jennings Haines, of 
Decatur. The wedding took place Tuesday 
evening", October 18th, at Grace M. E. 
church. They will be at home to their 
friends at Decatur, 111. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wildi announce the mar- 
riage of their daughter, Miss Hedwig Lou- 
ise, to Mr. John Montgomery, on Wednes- 
day, September 7th, at Highland, 111. Mrs. 
Montgomery was a member of the class of 
'01. They will reside at 4117 Newgard ave- 
nue, Rogers Park, Chicago. 

Miss Alice Briggs, '04, was married to 
Mr. Thomas Hopper, of Jacksonville, Octo- 
ber 12, 1004, at Minneapolis, Minn. The 
happy couple will reside at Jacksonville, 
where they will be at home to their numer- 
ous friends. The bride's father and mother, 
who are on their way from Europe to their 
home in Pasadena, stopped to spend a few 
days with them. 

Miss Grace Ward, '95, was married to Dr. 
Fred Harvey Hall Calhoun, June 9th, at 
Grace M. E. church. 

Miss Mary E. Melton, '91, after a year's 
leave of absence, will soon return to her 
missionary work at Nagasaki, Japan. 

Miss Kate Blackburn, '83, has returned 
to Bulgaria, where she is teaching in a 
girls' classical school. 

Mrs. Mattie Kumler Auderson, '89, has 
accompanied her husband to China, where 
they will permanently reside. Mr. Ander- 
son has recently been appointed minister by 
President Roosevelt. 

The many friends of Mrs. Martha Capps 
Oliver, '62. will regret to hear of the death 
of her husband. Mr. W. A Oliver. 

Clara Franke, '02, is taking a special 
course at Oberlin. 

Mrs. Belle Paxson Drury, '63, of Orleans, 
111., has returned from a very interesting 
tour abroad, 

In the Educational Building at the Fair, 
there is a very interesting- display of book 
designs by Gertrude Stiles, of Chicago, who 
is a graduate of the class of '85. 

Mrs. Milton W. Gatch. '99, has removed 
from Cincinnati, O., and is now residing at 
Jackson, Mich., where her husband is en- 
gaged in business. 

Mrs. Henry Wilson, of Seattle, Wash., 
made a short visit at the College recently. 
She was formerly Hettie Anderson, of '02. 

Edith Weber, '04, was a recent g-uest at 
I. W. C. 

Mabel Barlow, '03, is taking a special 
course in music at Northwestern. 

Miss Amy DeMotte, '97, spent two weeks 
of her summer vacation most deliglitf Lilly 
at Winona Lake. 

Mrs. Cora V. Capps and son Morris re- 
turned to Los Angeles, Cal., October 15th, 
after spending the summer with her par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter. 

Miss Hattie Mae Thompson, '01, was 
married at her home in Virden several 
weeks ago. 

Miss Eunice Sater, '95, was married to 
Mr. Stephen A. Douglas Harry July 14th. 
They will reside at Hoopston, 111. 

Miss Lela Milmure Smith, '98, and Mr. 
Thomas Eddy Lyon were married at Cham- 
paign, 111., and they will soon be at home 
in Springfield to their many friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walburn, of Pleasant 
Plains, 111., are rejoicing over the birth of a 
little daughter. Mrs. Walburn vvas Miss 
Martha Conway, of the class of '85. 

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Rush (Anna Rush, 
'84), at Frankfort, Ind., a daughter, Kath- 

On the evening of October 21st, Mrs. 
Belle S. Lambert addressed the Tuesday 
Club of Homer on the "Worth and Work of 
the Illinois Federation of Woman's Clubs." 
The meeting was held in the home of Mrs. 
Alta Moody Babb, class of '86, and the 
Misses Mabel and Mary Helm, of the class 
of '01, were present among other guests 
and club members. 




Mrs. Julia Tineher Kimbrough, president 
of the Clover Club of Danville, presented a 
gavel to the presiding' officer of the Illinois 
Federation of Woman's Clubs at the open- 
ing- session of the annual meeting of that 
body last week. The gavel was of historic 
interest, and so gracious and pleasing was 
Mrs. Kimbrough's address that she subse- 
quently received the nomination for vice- 
president-at-large — an honor which she de- 

The nomination of Mrs. E. R. E. Kim- 
brough for the office of vice-president-at- 
larg'e was made by Mrs. Thompson, of 
Rockford. who thought that the splendid 
ability of the Danville woman should be 
utilized by the Federation. This tribute to 
the Mrs. Kimbrough was received with ap- 
plause, and the motion made by Mrs. 
Thompson was seconded by Dr. Cornelia 
DeBey, of Chicago. Mrs. Kimbrough. how- 
ever, refused to allow her name to be placed 
before the convention. 

Mrs. E, C. Lambert, '73, was one of the 
most popular ladies who attended the Illi- 
nois State Federation of Women. She was 
repeatedly named in spite of her decided 
refusal to become a candidate. The state 
of her health made it impossible for her to 
undertake the labor connected with the 

The Record-Herald says: Mrs. E. C. 
Lambert, of Jacksonville, the vice-presi- 
dent-at-large, has positively declined to ac- 
cept the office, which the club women were 
anxious to give her by acclamation, and 
this has caused a general disappointment. 
Mrs. Lambert has been not only the logical 
but the popular choice, and her refusal has 
taken from the field the one woman so far 
mentioned upon whom all the forces in the 
state were ready to unite. 

One of the Danville papers contained the 
following statement: Mrs. E. C. Lambert 
unconditionally refused the use of her name 
in the race for the presidency, saying that 
she deemed so important an office should be 
held by one who would be able to give al- 

most her undivided time and attention to 
the duties which devolved upon the incum- 
bent in office. 


Mrs. Mabel R. Stead, assistant director, 
has for nearly a year been studying piano 
with Madame Bloomfield Zeisler. 

Miss Laura L. Williamson, instructor in 
piano, is back again, after a year's leave of 
absence for study with Madame Zeisler. 

It was with regret that the resignation of 
the alumnae trustee, Miss Mary S. Pegram, 
was accepted. Miss Pegram felt that she 
must resig'n on account of continued ill 
health. Mrs. Marietta Mathers Rowe was 
appointed in her place. 

It has become the custom at the Woman's 
College for the members of the faculty to 
use the summer in special study for their 
personal and professional improvement, 
thus not only benefiting' themselves, but se- 
curing for the school the latest suggestions 
in methods and the freshest instruction. 

The College enjoyed the visit of Dr. 
Arthur Giltnan, founder and director of the 
Gilman School for Girls. Cambridge. Mass., 
and of Dr. S. W. Parr, professor of chem- 
istry iu the University of Illinois. Dr. Gil- 
man made an interesting address, and ex- 
pressed much pleasure in what he had 
feen and heard of the College. Dr. Parr 
was the guest of the College recently, and 
greatly enjoyed the revival of former 
friendships and acquaintances. 

The class officers of the year are as fol. 
lows: Senior, Miss Neville: Junior. Miss 
McDowell: Sophomore. Miss Anderson; 
Freshman, Miss Line: Special. Miss Cole; 
Senior Preparatory, Miss Plank; Junior, 
Miss Page. 

Mrs. R. M. Wilson, of Lincoln. 111., was 
a guest of Dr. and Mrs. Harker recently. 
Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of the Athe- 
naeum, at one time a flourishing school in 
this city. 

Mrs. G. M. French, of Mattoou. spent a 
few days with her daughter, Miss Florence. 




Some of our friends may remember that last year we started 
a fund for a new gymnasium. Because we were not able to beg'in 
with a big thing, but intended to collect our nickels and dimes as 
we could, we were laughed at by many to whom the $10,000 seemed 
so far away that they thought it useless to advance to meet it. To 
these we said, "We are going to do it, for we know we can. Help 
us if you will, and watch us if you won't join in." It has been 
about a year now, and little by little we have increased our bank 
account to $50. At that rate, I. W. C. would have its gymnasium 
in 200 years; but that is not the rate we have set for ourselves, and 
some kind friend, whose name is kept secret from us. having heard 
of our ambition, and that Dr. Harker has promised to make a new 
gymnasium the next building on our grounds — as soon as the way 
seems clear to do so — has made us an offer that has set every 
athletic girl to thinking, and every non-athletic girl to watching. 
and every wide-awake, loyal and spirited girl to doing. 

This friend will duplicate, dollar for dollar, all we advance for 
the new gymnasium between now and January 15th. They tried to 
frighten him by saying we might raise SI, 000, but he said he was 
willing: and now Dr. Harker wants to know if we will do it. Of 
course we will! Does that sound rather presuming'; Well, we will 
do it if all will join in helping us. A few of us cannot do it by 
ourselves. But if every member of the Athletic Association will 
promise to bring usSl when she returns from her Christmas vacation, 
we shall have $100 then; if every other present student of the College 
will give us 25 cents, we have $50 or $60 more; and if 150 of the 
Alumni and friends will send us $5 each, we can easily reach the 
$1,000, and on January I5th have $2,000 for our building. Will you 
help us? Send us anything. We do not by any means despise the 
day of small things, and any amount, however small, will be 
gratefully accepted. Remember it is January 15th. (If some of you 
would like to dismay our good friend, you might send in a thousand 
dollars to us. Then, if we raise the total $10,000, we will release 
him from his promise.) 



•For unto us a child is born, unto us a 
son is given, and the government shall be 
upon his shoulder; and his name shall be 
Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, 
The Everlasting Father, The Prince of 
Peace. Of the increase of his government 
and peace there shall be no end, upon the 
throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to 
order it, and to establish it with judgment 
and with justice."— Isaiah IX:(>-7. 





NO. 3 


Lolita lay very still; in fact so still that 
to herself she scarcely seemed to breathe. 
Yes. that certainly was a step on the tin 
porch outside. She was not frightened. 
Oh, no. Had she not hunted wild cattle 
with brother Fred all last summer, even 
though she was a girl and only fourteen 
years old? There it was again! The man, 
or whatever it was, must be coming - at a 
snail's pace. Was it the wind? Could it 
be Fred, trying to frighten her? Never 
mind; never mind; she would fool him this 

"If only he doesn't hear my heart pound- 
ing away," she groaned to herself; and her 
hand grasped something cold and hard un- 
der the white pillow. While she lay there 
tense with waiting, a strange refrain sang 
itself through her brain: 

"'Twas the night before Christmas, 
And all through the house 
Not a creature was stirring." 

Oh, but there was something stirring, 
moving! There it was at last; a big, black- 
object, stealing through the window as 
quietly as such a large body could. It was 
undoubtedly a burglar, for in the half light 
of his dark lantern, Lolita could see the 
rough face of a man. with a soft slouch hat 
pulled down over his brows. "Is now the 
time?" she thought. "No, not till he is in 
the room farther. Wait till he has the 
jewel box open — and then!" 

The thief was either a beginner or the 
least skilled of the profession, for he fum- 

bled awkwardly around the room in search 
of the dressing-table. Finally he found 
the drawer where he presumed the jewelry 
was kept. He tumbled the ribbons and 
laces over hastily: at last his hand struck 
the silver casket. Ah, ha! this was what 
he wanted! He was succeeding better than 
he hoped. But what is this? 

The room was flooded with the soft glow 
of electric lights. As the man lifted his 
startled eyes, a most surprising picture 
was reflected in the mirror before him. His 
impression in that brief moment of a 
roughened mass of curly red hair, very 
bright blue eyes, flashing out from a freck- 
led face pale with excitement, was intensi- 
fied when he turned slowly around to face 
the pistol gleaming in her hand. 

"Put up your hands! Put your hands up 
high above your head!" came in surprising- 
ly clear, if very girlish tones from the bed. 

"Well," said the thief, sinking back- 
heavily into Lolita's little white rocking 
chair. "Well, I am mighty glad you caught 
me." He blew on his red fingers to warm 
them, and heaved a deep sigli of relief. 

"Glad I caught vou? Why, you're a 
funny burglar! You surely are not a hard- 
ened professional, are you?" 

The man shook his head. 

'•Oh, dear." sighed Lolita, "I did hope 
you were. I never have caught a burglar 
before, and I did want to get a real one. 
You look very much like any honest man 
would. You are such a disappointment!" 

The man's face looked very unhappy as 
he sat looking at the carpet during the few 
minutes' silence which followed. Lolita 
was pondering a phase of the situation 



that had just presented itself to her. What 
was she to do with him, now that she had 
captured him? She might call Fred, but 
that would be sure to waken the invalid 
mother. Such a fright as this would give 
her, would make her ill all day to-morrow; 
and to-morrow was Christmas! She must 
be well then. With a most judicial air and 
with a close imitation of her father's most 
pompous manner, she said to the waiting' 

"Well, what reason is there for my not 
putting you in jail at once and leaving vou 
there for a year or two?" 

'Reckon there ain't no reason," said the 
man dejectedly. '-Ain't took anything - , 
thoug'h. Seems kinder hard to have to go 
to jail when I ain't stole anything-. An' 
Susie," he said, turning' toward her fiercely, 
••who's to look after her, poor little g'irl, 
when her pa's stavin' in jail?" 

"I don't know, I am sure," answered 
Lolita meekly, as though she were to blame 
for everything 1 . "Who is Susie? Is she 
your wife!"' 

"No; she's my little girl, only seven years 
old; she'd be all alone sure enough if she 
didn't have me to take keer of her, with 
her ma and the rest so far away." 

"Tell me about her. Why is she far 
away from her mother, and what is she do- 
ing here with a thief for a father?" de- 
manded Lolita with increasing interest. 

The man winced at her last question. 
"Aw, it's too long a story. You'd ketch 
cold alistenin" to it."' 

"Go on," said the girl, drawing the com- 
forter closer around her and flourishing' the 
pistol threateningly. 

"Well, it was like this," the burglar said; 
"Mary, that's my wife, an' me an' the five 
little fellers lived out in the couutry on the 
old home place. There was only forty 
acres, but we manag-ed somehow; what 
with my being- a carpenter and her araisin' 
chickens, we usually had enough to keep us 
an' some left for a jolly good Christinas 
once a year. Then a year ago come next 
April, Susie fell off the corn crib and hurt 

her back. She always was a climbin' 
around with the boys." 

Lolita's nod was sympathetic; she could 
understand Susie's wild ways. 

"The doctor said as how she'd have to 
have a operation before she could walk 
good. Her ma couldn't bring her to 
the city, so I came up here an' brought her 
along. I thought I could git enough ahead, 
workin' at my trade an' with what Mary'd 
send me from time to time when she sold 
the pigs and the cattle, to have the little 
im's back fixed. Well, I worked at odd 
pieces of buiklin' for awhile, but I couldn't 
git into the union. Wasn't skilled labor, or 
something, thev said, an' so I didn't make 
much headway. At last, I had enough, 
thoug-h, to put Susie in the hospital. My! 
but it costs like everything; those hospitals 
do! Susie just got out last month, an' 
she's weak an' sick yet, although the doc- 
tors said her back was all right agin. But 
she cries purty near all the time now. 
She'll talk for hours about the farm an' 
how she'd like to be somewheres where she 
can breathe a good breath of air agin. An' 
she begs me to tell her how the lane looks 
all covered up with snow, and how the big, 
bare limbs of the oak tree by the gate stick- 
out like fingers pointing. An' she says 
when the wind blows they're abeckonin' for 
her an' me to come. An' then she wants to 
snuggle down against her ma's knee when 
the pine knots in the big fire-place are 
crackliu' and sizzlin', an' help roast the ap- 
ples and pop the corn for the Christmas 
tree. She's afraid Santa Claus won't git 
her letter if she don't put it in the fire-place. 
Poor little girl! she's homesick to hear the 
geese an' the turkeys an' the wind blowin' 
in the evergreens, an' she wants to see her 
brothers and sisters, an' specially the new 
little brother that we ain't either one seen. 
An' I've been tellin' her we'd g-o home 
Christmas sure, an' I wrote Mary that we'd 
be home then for a rousin' good time all to- 
gether. But I ain't been able to g-et the 
money somehow. I tramped for miles and 
miles this week to get work; but every- 



body's too busy or too happy to think about 
me. An' when I went home to-night, there 
Susie was all ready to go an' happy as a 
lark-. I couldn't tell her it was no use: we 
couldn't go. So when she went to sleep, I 
came here. I had to git it somehow; this 
would be only once. I didn't think of git- 
tin' caught an' havin' to go to jail, an' 
now — an' now — what will become of Susie? 
But I'm glad you did ketch me anvhow, 
now. I never could have looked em in the 
eyes, Mary's lovin' ones and the littlest 
boy's, if I hadn't been square up here in 
the city. They'll all be out on the frout 
stoop to-morrow, when they hear the train 
whistle, an" they'll wait for us to come 
walkin" up the lane, but now — !" 

He stopped as if he was too disheartened 
to finish his sentence: his big hands 
dropped helplessly on his knees. 

Lolita tried hard to look stern and judi- 
cial, but her square little chin trembled in 
spite of her determination, and two tears 
rolled slowly down her cheeks. 

•Bring me the box on the left hand side 
of the table there," she demanded. The 
man silently obeyed her. Lolita took from 
it her little black purse, but wheu she had 
emptied the contents upon the counterpane 
there was only two dollars and seven cents 
counting the postage stamps. In the hid- 
den pocket, however, was the five dollar 
gold piece Uncle Frank had given her for 
her Christmas present. 

■•Will that be enoug'h?" she inquired 

"Enough — for what?" stammered the as- 
tonished burglar. 

"For your railroad tickets!" she said im- 

The man swallowed hard. 

"The fare is only four dollars an' seven- 
teen cents," he said. 

"Here," she said, pressing the seven 
dollars and seven cents into his hands, 
"take this and buy them all some candy for 
their Christmas tree." 

"Now. go away as fast as you can." she 

added, breaking into his stammered thanks. 
"No; wait a minute. Go to the desk there 
and write what I tell von to," she command- 
ed imperiously. The bewildered man 
took up the pencil and paper and wrote the 
following pledge at her dictation; 

"i do hereby promis not to steel enymore. 
i will write to Miss Lolita Andrews as soon 
as i git home an' tel her what a good tim 
we had Chrismus. 

Charles Johnson. " 

When he had signed it. she reached out 
her hand for it. saying - , as she took it: 

-Now, go out quietly so as not to wake 
the others. Merry Christmas. Mr. John- 
son." she said, glancing at the pledge in 
her hands. 

As Lolita sank back wearily on her pil- 
low, when the disappearance of Mr. John- 
son, ex-burglar, permitted her to turn oft 
the lights, she said, half to herself: 

"Of course Fred will laugh, and so will 
papa and all of them. They'll say I've 
heard the last of him. I've got this paper 
to show them he was here all right, and 
that it wasn't a dream. I'm glad I let him 
have my Christmas money, too." Then, as 
the midnight bells rang' out: "Peace on 
earth; good will to men," she murmured 
drowsily: "But I know he'll write — I know 
he will — and I'll hear about Mary — and 
— Susie — and the other little fellers — too." 

A. L. W., '04. 


Christinas comes and Christinas goes, 
Mend your stockings at the toes. 

Christmas goes and Christmas comes. 

Open your puddings and pull out the 


This little maid went a shopping. 
This little maid staid at home. 
This little maid had a sore throat. 
This little maid had none, 
This little maid cried "Boo, hoo, hoo, 
I want to go home." 


There was a good pedagogue who lived in a 

He had so many children he didn't know 

what to do; 
So he gave each a room and a teacher 

'tis said, 
Who came at nine-thirty to put her to bed. 
A lovely teacher cut her thumb, 

When it did bleed, the blood did come. 
Bow, wow, wow, whose dog art thou? 
I'm the famous 'Leddie dog, wow, wow. wow 
Lazy bones, lazy bones, had a bad day. 
Lost her book in history, flunked in Algebra. 
Oh, flv to vour room, lassie. 

Pray do not wait, 
The bell is aringing 

And you will be late. 
How oft say the teachers. 

•Attend what I mean,' 
Nine-fifteen's the time to start, 

Not nine-seventeen." 
One, two, I'll never get through. 
Three, four. Never saw that before. 
Five, six, It's all in a mix. 
Seven, eight, I can't get it straight. 
Nine, ten, I've flunked out again. 

One, two, So easy to do, 
Three four, Such work I adore, 
Five, six, " 'Twas the river Styx" 
Seven, eight, "Seventy-six was the date," 
Nine, ten, I'm happy again, 
Self-conceit sat high on a wall; 
Self-conceit had a great fall. 
But self-conceit, it is quite plain, 
Will soon climb up on the wall again. 

I had a little pony 

His name was Algebra. 
I loaned him to another girl 

To ride some miles away. 
She used him and abused him. 

She never let him rest. 
I would not lend my pony now, 

If she'd fail in every list. 

Come William, William, ring your bell, 

The girls are in Dreamland, ring right 

It's twenty past six' now, and sad is their 

When any at breakfast chance to be 



Harold was Tommy's confidant and ad- 
viser in all matters, whether he had been 
punished or praised. These back steps 
were always the place of consultation and 
now their heads were close together and 
it was evident that their topic of conversa- 
tion absorbed all their attention. This 
was what they were saying. •'I'll tell you, 
Harold, its an' owful lot of trouble to have 
a sister always comin' in and spoilin' a fel- 
low's good time and one that cries every 
time you pinch her and make faces at her." 

•'Well, Tommy, why don't you give her 
away? I've heard of fellows giviu' their 
sisters away." 

Tommy looked startled at this sudden 
proposition, but Harold continued. "You 
might leave her at one of them big houses 
way up on the avenue. I could go with 
you and we'd be sure that they took her in. 
Maybe some of them would want a little 

This began to seem very reasonable to 
Tommy, and since his sworn friend sug- 
gested it of course it would be all right. 

"Your mother has gone to your Aunt 
Sara's house, hasn't she, and we can do it 
right away. I guess we'd better wait till 
dark tho and just as soon as nurse leaves 
her asleep we can wrap her up and put her 
in my wagon and leave her on some door 
step, ring the bell and run. - ' Yes sir,"' 
said Tommy eagerly, "and then we'll come 
back and pretend we don't know nothing" 
about it." 

At the supper table Tommy was in a high 
state of excitement, die couldn't keep his 
eyes off little Margaret. She was unusu- 




ally sleepy and went to bed quite early. 
Harold came over to play dominoes and 
the servants left the children to themselves 
and had a corn popping in the kitchen; and 
then the dreadful deed was done. The lit- 
tle boys pulled the wag-on to the front door 
and carried Margaret, wrapped in a blanket, 
out of the nursery and down to the little 
cart and placed her in it. She did not wake 
up but slept sweetly on in this new trund- 
ling- bed. The little boys went for blocks 
and blocks before they could find a place 
which suited their fancy. At last they de- 
cided on a large stone mansion. It was not 
five minutes until the sleeping child was on 
the threshold and the door bell had been 
vigorously rung. 

Soon a maid appeared and after many 
ejaculations, picked up the bundle and car- 
ried it into the house closing the door be- 
hind her. This was all the boys waited 
for, their plan had been entirely successful 
and Tommy was without a sister. 

His companion kept reassuring- him, sug'- 
gesting how tine it would be to have all 
the toys for himself until he felt real proud 
to think he had disposed of the baby sister 
so cleverly. A few minutes later though, 
when he climbed the stairs to his own little 
room, the whole house seemed strangely 
forlorn and it was not easy for him to look 
at the little emptv bed in his mother's 

Next morning Tommv was awakened by 
the rushing around of the servants and the 
screaming of the distracted nurse. They 
asked Tommy when he had seen his sister 
last and he replied that he didn"t remember 
and beg-an to cry. The servants were too 
much distressed to pay any attention to his 
grief. They telegraphed to the mother and 
sent notices to all the police stations and 
did everything for her recovery that they 
could think of. 

Harold came over directly after breakfast 
and comforted the conscience-smitten Tom- 
my. So long as the two were together 
Tommy felt (irst rate but when alone his 
spirits sank. At dinner he could eat noth- 

ing with relish and when his mother came 
home in the afternoon he hid from her. She 
hunted him out and smothering her own 
grief, contorted him as best she could. 

The mother was busy hearing the re- 
ports of neighbors who had either seen 
some children wondering- here and there 
or had seen mysterious persons in the 
alleys near by. The chief of police had to 
be conferred with and numberless calls to 
the telephone had to be answered. 

Finally Tommy decided if he could onlv 
have a glimpse of Margaret and know that 
she was safe he would feel better. 

It was just beginning to grow dark and 
as he trudged along the way seemed twice 
as far as when he and Harold had been 
over it such a short time before. All day 
he had felt lonesome, altho before he would 
not acknowledge it even to himself. Peo- 
ple were turning on the lights in their 
houses and the long dark shadows of the 
trees and lamp posts stretched out before 
him and made him hurry the faster. 

When at last he did reach the place where 
they had left Margaret, he wondered how 
he would ever be able to see her. To his 
right and directly under one of the win- 
dows he spied an iron fence. Tommy 
climbed up with a fast beating heart, and 
in his eagerness to have a g _ ood view of the 
dimly lighted room he pressed his little face 
hard against the window-pane. 

Much to his joy and relief, he saw his 
sister seated in front of the grate facing 
him. At that moment a bright flame sud- 
denly lighted the whole room, and he heard 
a cry of, ••Tommy. Tommy."' and saw two 
persons turn and look where Margaret 
pointed as she ran toward him. He tried 
to scramble down, but before he could dis- 
entangle his feet a servant came out and to 
lead him, half frightened, half glad into 
the house. 

He told the story from the beginning and 
ended by begging them not to keep his sis- 
ter, but to let him take her home, for he 
guessed he and his mother couldn't g"et 
along without her. "05. 






The following '•Confession of Faith" em- 
bodies, as we think, the soundest pedagogy 
and the best experience. Whatever success 
a school may attain must come in accord- 
ance with these principles. 

We suggest a careful study of each arti- 
cle of the creed by every teacher and stu- 

If we can in some adequate measure 
actually put these principles into practice, 
the Illinois Woman's College will be indeed 
an ideal school. 

the educational creed of the illinois 
woman's college. 

We believe that the object of education 
is to secure the development of the entire 
being, making - body, mind and soul strong- 
er, more capable, more eager, and more 
willing for every responsibility of life. 

We believe that the best school is the one 
that makes the best provision for every 
need of the student's nature, and most 
fully secures his cordial co-operation in the 
development of heart and will, and mind 
and body. 

First: — We believe that a school should 
secure and maintain good health 
among its students 

a. We believe that unceasing care should be 
taken that everything in and about the 
school should be in perfect sanitary con- 

b. We believe in plenty of food of the best 
quality, well cooked, and of sufficient va- 

c. We believe in daily physical exercises suit- 
ed to the student, out of doors if the weather 
permits, otherwise in the gymnasium. 

d. We believe in plenty of sleep, at least eight 
hours every night. 

e. We believe in play, in happy, hearty recre- 
ation for body and mind. 

f. We believe that every school should have 
one or more officers whose duty is'to care 
for the physical development of its stu- 

Second: — We believe that a school 
should insist on strong and vig- 
orous mental discipline and 

a. We believe in study that requires reg- 
ular systematic application. 

b. We believe that the relation between teacher 
and student should be one of mutual re- 
spect, the teacher helping, suggesting and 
guiding with tact and sympathy, and the 
student appreciating and co-operating. 

c. We believe that the object of study is to de- 
velop and make strong every faculty of the 

d. We believe that teachers should know not 
only what to teach, but how to teach. 

e. We believe that students should have per- 
sonal attention as well as class instruction. 

f. We believe that students should be taught 
how to study as well as what to study 

g. We believe in making much of faithful 
daily work, and little of the final examina- 
tion, never enough to make it a cause of 
anxiety to any diligent student. 

Third: — We believe in the union of 
religious, moral, and social 
training with intellectual dis- 

a. We believe that special care should be 
taken that nothing impure or immoral en- 
ters the atmosphere of the school. 

b. We believe that whatever is of doubtful ef- 
fect or tendency in social life should be 
discouraged in school. 

c. We believe that a pure Christian character 
is the first requisite of a teacher or school 

d. We believe that the school should encour- 
age and assist the student to live a positive 
Christian life. 

e. We believe that every student should know 
the Bible well as to its general contents, 
and that many of its most beautiful and 
inspiring passages should be stored in the 

f. We do not believe in sectarian instruction, 
but we do believe that in the daily life of 
the school the Bible should be honored, 
Christian living should be emphasized, and 
the best usages of cultured Christian soci- 
ety exemplified and taught. 



We have always known that Christmas 
Day begins with Christmas Eve, but some 
of us have to come to the Illinois Woman's 
College before we learn that the night pre- 
ceding' Thanksgiving- is a part of that day. 
Even the mystery of Santa Claus is here 
rivaled by the peculiar secrecy that attends 
those who are to open reluctant eyelids 
with the familiar, though sometimes un- 
recognized peals of "William's bell." 

Almost before it was early this last 
Thanksgiving morning, dreams became 
first troubled and then abrupt, as at least 
thirty excited voices, accompanied by the 
clatter of pans and kettles, rushed through 
the halls, squeaks, bangs, and the stamping 
of feet making one wonder if the Filipinos 
had not left the Fair before the day set for 
its final closing. A little later a jingling 
was added to the din, but it was no fair 
match, and, despite their careful nursing, 
the bell ringers had to retire. 

However, we were all wide awake, and 
soon we were summoned to breakfast, 
where Seniors in caps and aprons furnished 
forceful examples of the dignity of service. 
Then came the broom and dish brigades, 
while Junior Preps hastened about with an 
important air; occasionally trailing behind 
them a strip of crepe paper. 

After our return from the Thanksgiving 
service, which was held at Grace church, it 
was not long till, with our guests, we were 
called to the dining room, and here was 
made evident the meaning of certain con- 
sultations, closed doors, and requests to 
borrow scissors. For the Junior Prepara- 
tory colors, holly tints of red and green, 
were everywhere, twining gracefully about 
the chandeliers and shading the lights — 
now, our electric lights — the same colors 
showing themselves in the ferns and red 
carnations, and again in the holly favor 
that, with the menu card, marked each 

Then followed the elaborate and well 
served dinner with its cheery afterthoughts 

directed by that friend of the College, Dr. 
Pitner, who in his usual happy manner or- 
dered the toasts. 

Edith Plowman spoke of The Chaperon 
with cleverness and ease, referring to the 
trials of the student who officiates in that 
capacity, and extending her sympathy to 
the chaperons of a larger growth. 

Miss Weaver addressed The Chaperoned, 
assuring them of love and tender solicitude 
on the part of the faculty — love that is 
manifested in countless ways, which, though 
not always agreeable, are nevertheless the 
outgrowth of fervent affection. Miss Wea- 
ver's toast was excellent, full of playful 
wit that was much appreciated. 

Dr. O'Neal's topic was a large one, The 
American Eagle and the Thanksgiving- 
Turkey, but most skilfully did he succeed 
in ••bringing- both in under one head," de- 
claring his undying- loyalty to the one and 
his gratitude for the other. 

Our Friends was a subject which Dr. 
Harker found broad enough to cover all 
that had gone before: the Chaperon — the 
friend of the years; the Chaperoned, all of 
whom he holds as friends; and the eagle 
and the turkey, both dear to every Ameri- 
can. The toast ended with an expression 
of gratitude for friendship and for our 
friends, and with the earnest wish that all 
such relations may increase and deepen. 

It was almost dusk when, after an invita- 
tion from Mrs. Harker to assemble in the 
chapel at seven o'clock, we left the scene of 
our feasting, to wonder what would con- 
clude a day that already lacked nothing. 
But the wafers, apples and popcorn were 
not the end, as all can bear witness who 
betook themselves to the lower corridor a 
little later in the evening, for here a taffy 
pull was being enjoyed by girls who tugged 
away at their resisting, but gradually 
whitening- ropes, till nine o'clock was 
sounded throughout the house, and another 
Thanksgiving Day passed into a night of 
quiet gladness. 



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Our holiday time comes around iu this 
year of grace nineteen huudred and four. 
We. each and all of us wish eacli and all of 
you, the very merriest Christmas possible. 

A holly wreath for all and may Tiny 
Time's sweet wish and sweeter prayer find 
an echo iu each heart. 

A mery Christmas to you all, my dears. 
God bless us every one. 

"God's in his heaven 

All's right with the world." 

On November 30th, 1904, the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition was formally closed 
and fair St. Louis said "au revoir but not 
farewell" to her many hundreds of visitors, 
visitors, who have been with her, most of 
them since the opening of the exposition. 
Besides the many foreigners there are a 

great number of Americans who have been 
connected with the buildings, the exhibits 
and the grounds. Now all these are gone. 
Some changes had taken place however 
two months ago. At that time the college 
men and women resigned to resume their 
work. So it is not quite the same corp 
' ~aring that have served through out the 

Some happy wit has remarked that coined 
wor^s set down obtain currency. This is 
quite true and will probably prove so in a 
recent and rather unusual attempt. Sir 
Edward Clark's new term Usonia as ap- 
plied to the country will never be popular 
adopted. There is but one name that is 
universally recognized for our nation and 
that is America. The English sometimes 
refer to "The States" but King Edward 
himself in toasting some U. S. N. officers 
recently referred to thein as Americans. 
Everywhere both on the Continent and in 
England there are "American" flags 
"American" shops and even "American' 
"quick lunch" counters. All are familiar 
with Lord Chatham's "if I were an Ameri- 
can as I am an Englishman I would never 
lay down my arms." Patrick Henry de- 
clared that he was not a Virginian, but an 
American. Our beloved national anthem is 
entitled "America." Although the expres- 
sion might properly be applied to Mexicans, 
Brazilians and Canadians, nevertheless it 
is not to them but to the loyal subjects of 
Uncle Sam that the epithet is given. Sup- 
pose we vote. Sensible idea, isn't it? Let 
everybody on this or the other side of the 
Atlantic entitled to a vote in the matter 
shout the dear old word. There Sir Ed- 

Each year a greater variety and a greater 
number of "Holiday" books are put on the 
market. Some authors seem to put forth 
about one book a year and the people wait 
for the contribution, as they wait for their 
annual Sunday school picnic. Especially 
is this true among children's books. The 
same familiar names are billed this year. 



Tliere is a new "Pepper" book, a new "Lit- 
tle "Colonel" volume and Laura Richards 
has gone back to the "Merryweathers" 
for the material for her latest offering'. 
Gabrielle Jackson's new "Ned Toodles" 
book is proving- quite popular in the shops. 
In the fiction of the year great sales are 
reported for several books which have ap- , 
peared serially in the magazines. T 
Singular Miss Smith made her debut in the 
Saturday Evening Post. It is one of the 
most talked of books of the season. " he 
Queen's Ouair" is reported in the Book 
Lovers Magazine as one of the six books 
most called for all over the country. Ad- 
mirers of "Elizabeth in her German garden" 
and "The Benefactress" will surely read 
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen" 
which is said to possess the same whimsi- 
cal wisdom and sunuy charm characteriz- 
ing -its predecessors. "The lost," another 
story which first appeared in the Saturday 
Evening Post is now having a great sale in 
the city stores. "In the Bishop's Carriage" 
one of the ligiit but exceedingly clever 
books of the year is demanded on every side 
and by everv class of readers. Mary E. 
Wilkins Freeman has just sent out as her 
new book "The Givers," a collection of 
short stories. Mark Twain has a remark- 
ably clever story, "A Dog's Tale" and it is 
now out in holiday dress. Another beauti- 
ful holiday book is the "Christy" copy of 
James Whitcomb Riley's, "Out to Old Aunt 

College — Prom Pr. Colle, pasted or stuck, 
and etude, stud)'. A place where every one 
is stuck on study (?) 

What is home without another. 
A lie in time saves nine. 
Pride goeth before and the bill cometh 

Many hands want light work. 

Where there's a will there's a law suit. 

When girls are only babies, 
There mama's quite insist 
That they, by us — 
Against our wills — 
Be kissed — kissed — kissed. 
But when those girls 
Are sweet eighteen, 
Their mamma's say we sha'ut't, 
And though we'd like to kiss them. 
We can't — can't — can't. 

—Williams Weekly. 

"A kiss it is a poeme faire" — Old Song. 
A kiss is not like the poems at all which I 
Which I drop through the editor's office door 
For I like it as well "returned with thanks" 
As "accepted, with a request for more." 

— Wesleyan Literary Monthly. 

"Dear Father: Once you said, my son. 

To manhood you have grown: 
Make others trust you, trust yourself, 

And learn to stand alone." 

"Now, father, soon I graduate. 

And those who long have shown 
How well thev trust me, want their pa) - . 

And I can stand a loan." 

— Trinity Tablet 

"I cannot give," he sadly said, 

"Even a yacht to you." 
"Well," she said, I'm sorry, but 

A little smack will do." 

— Ohio Wesleyan Transcript 

Diogenes being asked, 'What is that 
beast which is most dangerous?" replied: 
Of wild beasts, the bite of a slanderer, and 
of tame beasts, that of the flatterer. 

'My daughter,' and his voice was stern, 
'you must set this matter right: What time 
did the Sophomore leave, who sent in his 
card last night?' 

'His work was pressing, father dear, and 
his love for it was great, he took his leave 
and went away before a quarter of eight.' 
Then a twinkle came to her bright blue 
eye, and her dimple deeper grew, ' 'Tis 
surely no sin to tell him that, for a quarter 
of eight is two. — Lehigh Burr. 




I see mama's darling', papa's pet, graud- 
lni's pride, auntie's joy, gazing- at me with 
blue eyes and brown from beneath golden 
ringlets and tangled tresses, with black 
eyes and grey from under wavy locks and 
lustrous -curls, all pleading eloquently — 

Be to our virtues very kind, 
Be to our faults a little blind. 

Bless your hearts, we are — 

For who can tell for what high cause 
You darlings of the Gods were born? 

So anxious are we to discover your ele- 
vated sphere and push you upon it that we 
strive constantly to develop your latent vir- 
tues, to force into flame each tiny spark of 
genius. Like Ichabod Crane we do our 
duty by you and trust to the future for our 

That you may be skilled in evoking har- 
mony in any environment, we surround you 
with a chaos of sound. Eacli morning' the 
dwellers in Mr. Carnegie's Scottish caslle 
are roused from slumber by the deep tones 
of a superb pipe organ. So in this castle 
in the early dawn, we sound the chimes to 
stir you and your emotions. Then, each 
hour until Morpheus claims you once again, 
long-suffering- pianos are beaten into runs, 
trills and resounding chords by scores of 
vigorous hands. Countless violins sob and 
wail in minor strains. Myriad voices pierce 
the trembling air, soaring higher, ever 
higher, till they break in some ethereal 
space, still others in insistant tones, "come 
to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and ask 
in frightful whispers, "Is this a dagger I 
see before me?" 

Yet, from all this pandemonium you will 
emerge next June, in shimmering, trailing 
gowns, receive roses and bon-bons and a 
diploma tied in blue and gold. Think you 
the sweet bells will ever jangle more out 
of tune in the big world outside? 

That we may not spare the rod and thus 
invite sorrow, we oppose your every heart's 
desire. When you would go, we make you 
stay. When you would stay, we make you 
go, and walk and walk and walk, with com- 
panions which we thrust upon you until, in 
anguish, you cry out, "I may neither choose 
whom I would nor refuse whom I dislike." 

We make you lie in darkness when you 
would sit in light. We urge you to feast 
three times each day, and remonstrate when 
you make it three times three each night. 
We compel you to sit in chapel, in solemn 
silence and listen to discourses upon man- 
ners and morals, subjects most distressing 
to your tender minds. We plunge you into 
the exciting whirl of afternoon receptions 
and class at homes when your souls crave 
solitude and forbidden sweets. We shadow 
you, reprove you, report you. because — we 
love j'ou. 

Do you doubt it? Then note our pride of 
bearing when we march you and counter- 
march you in whole brigades and battal- 
ions before a staring public. Observe our 
air of complacent ownership when chapel 
speakers look into your bright and shining 
faces and wax eloquent in describing your 

Seriously, how else can you explain our 
joy when you, whom we guide and guard 
with this tireless joy, change your petty 
aims and small ambitions for high ideals 
and worthy motives; when you develop 
from sweet, thoughtless girlhood into ear- 
nest, noble womanhood. 

Lest this process of evolution suggest 
dissolution, and thus make you downcast 
on this happy occasion, I offer this parting 

The good die young. Here's hoping you 
may live to a ripe old age. 


This month several of our girls were in 
St. Louis taking their last look at the Pair. 
Lucile Brown and Anne Marshall went Sat- 




urday, November 26th: Lena Yarnell, Fay 
Clayton, Carrie Isaacson, Jaunita Warfield 
spent the following Monday and Tuesday 

Miss Cole visited Mrs. Jessie Achenbach 
Curnutt at her home in Carrollton Sunday, 
26th, and on Monday they spent a pleasant 
day at the Fair together. 

Alice Wadsworth, Helen Lambert and 
Peggy Capps were guests at a jolly house 
party in Springfield from the 18th to the 

Nelle Taylor spent Sanday, November 
20th, with her parents in New Berlin. 

Chalsea Mace Arthur was at home for 

Lucile Woodward visited friends in 
Bloomiugton for a few days last month. 

Marion Ross spent Thanksgiving at her 
home in Edinburg. 

One Saturday morning in chapel Dr. Post, 
of the Congregational church, gave an ear- 
nest and helpful talk to the students. 

Pearl Wylder, one of our students in the 
College of Music, has gone to spend the re- 
mainder of the winter with her brother in 
New Mexico. 

Leda Ellsberry was at her home in Mason 
City the 27th and 28th of November. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stead. Mrs. Ritrs's, Miss 
Kreider. Miss Neville, Miss Williamson, 
Miss Dawson and Miss Porter spent a 
pleasant Monday at the Fair last month. 

Miss Page spent three delightful days in 
Chicago the first week of December. 

The term concert will be at Centenary 
church Monday evening, December 19th. 

In the little school world, the old adage. 
"Everything comes to him who waits," was 
most forcibly proven when Dr. Harker an- 
nounced that three days of grace were al- 
lowed the girls during the holidavs. Who 
could withstand the mighty presence of 
that delegation who nut in his office one 
day last week? Fair damsels they. The 
body requested that our vacation end Janu- 
ary 10th instead of the 5th. Hence a con- 
sultation, and the fair damsels won their 
quest. Should we be asked to vote on this 

subject, what would be the result? Three 
rousing cheers for President Harker, the 
trustees and our beloved faculty! 

Misses Reua Cnim, Marcella Crum, Edith 
Phillipi spent Thanksgiving in Virginia. 

Dr. Harker returned Saturday from Can- 
ton, where he delivered an address Friday 
evening before the Fulton County Teachers' 
Association. His subject was, "The Ele- 
ments of Successful Teaching." 

Rev. R. F. Thrapp visited chapel Wednes- 
day evening, November 23d, and gave an 
interesting talk to the students. 

The new catalogue for the Illinois College 
of Music will be out next week. 

Mr. Jeffries nas been added to the faculty 
of the Illinois College of Music as teacher 
of the wood and brass wiud instruments. 

Owing to the large and increasing num- 
ber of pupils at the Woman's College it has 
been found necessary to employ another 
teacher, and Dr. Harker has been fortunate 
in securing the services of Miss Laura J. 
Westcott, of Chicago. Miss Westcott is a 
graduate of Smith College, and has had 
some years of experience as a teacher in 
the schools of Highland Park and Ottawa. 
Her father is one of the well known in- 
structors of Chicago, having been for years 
principal of the West Division high school. 

Thanksgiving Day was observed in a 
most appropriate and pleasant manner, and 
will long be remembered by the guests and 
students. The guests of the College home 
were: Mrs. Latham of Rinard. Mrs. Caza- 
let of Assumption. Mrs. Mayfield, of Car- 
linville, Miss York of Brighton. Miss Bullard 
of Mechanicsburg, Mr. Moss of Champaijrn. 
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Johnson of Normal, 
Miss Dawson of Loviugton. Miss Daggett 
of Macon, Miss Parr of Chicago, Miss 
Heath of Champaign. Mr. Geddesof Seattle. 
Wash.. Miss Holuback of Rockbridge. Miss 
Odbert of Indianapolis, Mrs. Griffith of 
Springfield, Mrs. Lenning of Chicago, Miss 
Burnett of Waverly, Miss Lard of Gleuarm, 
Miss Ball of Toluca, and Mrs. Weir of Car- 





Y. W. C. A. NOTES. 

Belles Lettres stationery lias been ob- 
tained, and the members are greatly pleased 
with it. 

On Monday evening-, November 21, 1904, 
the manuscript play, "A Bachelor's Ro- 
mauce," was presented before a large and 
appreciative audience. Many friends an- 
ticipated a good presentation of the comedy, 
and they were not disappointed, for great 
success crowned the efforts of the girls. 
Although the play required male characters, 
the girls were equal to the occasion. The 
success of the performance largely depend- 
ed on Edith Plowman, in the role of David 
Holmes, and she deserves great praise for 
the perfect mastery of her difficult parts. 
Jessie Kennedy as Martin Beggs, ever 
mindful of David's needs, performed her 
duties well. Merta Work, as Harold Rey- 
nolds, and Zillah Ranson. as Archibald 
Savage Lyttou. made fine looking young 
literary men, acting in a splendid manner, 
as did also the minor characters of Gerald 
Holmes and Mr. Mulberry, by Lora Robin- 
son and Lena Yarnell. Chelsea Tobiu, as 
Helen LeGrand, took the part of the young 
widow, and interested the audience by her 
frequent advice on the subject of matri- 
mony. The part of Harriet Leicester, an 
attractive society girl, was charmingly act- 
ed by Edith Morgan. Lillian McCullough, 
as Miss Clementina, met the difficult de- 
mauds in interpreting in a fine manner the 
character of the maiden lady. The great- 
est interest centered in David and his ward, 
Sylvia. The work of Marie Arthur, as Syl- 
via, was especially good, and the pretty 
little miss seemed exactly suited for her 
part, and her acting - was most delightful to 
the audience. Words of praise are due the 
entire cast. 

Before the play, a musical program of 
great merit was rendered and duly appre- 
Piano Duet — "Hungarian March" H. Berlioz 

Blanche Stockdale, Nellie Miller. 
Violin Duet — Hearts and Flow- 
ers Theo. M. Tobani 

Beulah Hodgson, Edith Morgan. 

The meetings of the Association have 
been very interesting and helpful this 
month. The girls who attended the State 
Convention at Peoria brought back many 
good thoughts, and made each girl feel her 
responsibility in the work here. 

A letter from Mrs. Elizabeth Cole Flem- 
ing, our beloved State Secretary of last 
year, who is now working so faithfully in 
India, was read, at one of our meetings. 
The account of life in that far country 
where so few know Christ, made the earnest 
appeal to us, "Be sure to enter into Life." 
very impressive, and urged us on to higher 
and nobler ambitions. 

Saturday, November 26th. the members 
of the Bible Study classes received invita- 
tions to a Bible Tea, and at eight o'clock 

"The Leader of each [-Jible class 
Met each happy, jolly lass, 
And in Kimonos served each one 
Whether Jap or 'Melican." 

When the guests arrived, ships bearing 
the name of some Biblical character were 
pinned on each one, and the fun of the even- 
ing' began. An attractive dish of salad was 
served with the tea and wafers, but upon 
investigation it proved to be lettuce leaves 
with a Biblical conundrum attached to 
each. The evening's enjoyment brought 
the members of the Bible Study classes 
into closer fellowship. 

Arrangements for the sale which is to be 

held December 17th are rapidly Hearing 

completion. The reception room is to be 

transformed into "The Pike," and all the 

members of the Association are working 

earnestly to make this an attractive and 

successful sale. 

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The department now has a fund. Al- 
though it is small, we have not yet learned 
to despise the day of small things and 
have hopes that it will grow, as other funds 



have. Mrs. E. Z. Curnutt, of the class of 
'02, had the honor of starting" this fund 
with a gift of $10. 

The histrionic art is not yet dead, as the 
advanced pupils can testify. They are now 
struggling' to create of themselves either a 
Rosalind, or a Cesario, a Hamlet or an 
Olivia, as the occasion demands. 


The new students enrolled in the depart- 
ment this month are: Miss Robertson of 
Virginia, Ruth Fairbanks, Mrs. Edward 
Brown and Miss Lula Hay. 

Misses Freda Roth. Jennie Harker and 
Miriam MaeMurray have posed as models 
for the sketching class this month, and 
some very pretty and characteristic sketches 
have been made. 

Some great subjects have been treated by 
the composition class lately. There are 
Christmas, Thanksgiving and even scenes 
from Hamlet. These subjects have been 
illustrated in various styles, and proved 
very pretty. 

Miss Knopf made a business trip to Chi- 
cago November 2<>th. 



A very exciting game took place in the 
gymnasium Saturday evening. November 
19th. Several days in advance our Illinois 
girls received a challenge to play against 
the world. Loyal girls of Illinois they! At 
once this was accepted, and brilliant plays 
were made on both sides. Too much 
credit cannot be given to the challengers 
for their splendid game, but they could uot 
withstand the vim and vigor of the Illinois 
girls, and the score resulted 22-15 in favor 
of the Prairie State girls. The players 
and officers were as follows: 

Forward — Edith Plowman, Lucile Wood- 
Center — Susan Rebhan. 

Back — Stella Shepherd, Zillah Ranson. 


Forward — Liiian Switzer. Indiana; Fay 
Clayton, Indiana. 

Center — Leela Warfield, Texas. 

Back — Miss Eldredge. Iowa: Edna Star- 
key, Oklahoma. 

Miss Holmwood, Referee. 

Linnie Dowell, Rosalie Sidell, Umpires. 

Birdie Peck, Scorer. 

Merta Work, Timekeeper. 

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Miss Pliebe Jefferson Kreider gave an 
excellent song recital in the College chapel. 
November 10th. It was well attended, and 
those present enjoyed a rare treat. She is 
always heard with pleasure, and this recital 
was said by critics present to be one of the 
best she has yet given. Miss Kreider played 
her own accompaniment, a most difficult 
undertaking seldom attempted. Special 
mention should be made of her song cycles 
and the .Schubert songs, which were de- 
lightfully sung. 

Mrs. Mabel Riggs Stead gave a piano re- 
cital in the College chapel Monday evening, 
November 14th. which was largely attended, 
and among the audience were many talent- 
ed musicians of Jacksonville. Mrs. Stead, 
for the past year, has been a pupil of Mad- 
ame Zeisler, and is a remarkably talented 
pianist. Her program was most carefullv 
arranged and varied. 

Too much credit cannot be given to those 
who were instrumental in securing Rudolph 
Ganz, one of America's greatest pianists, 
who gave such a delightful recital Thanks- 
giving evening. Quite a number of the 
College girls attended and enjoyed his play- 
ing, which was both interesting and mas- 
terly. The girls felt that it was a great 
privilege and benefit to be able to attend. 
He was assisted by Helen Von Schoick as 
vocalist, who had a fine voice, and her songs 
added greatly to the pleasure of the even- 




Mrs. Coxe, wife of Rev. J. C. W. Coxe, of 
Iowa Conference, underwent an operation 
for necrosis of the hip joint at the Augus- 
tana Hospital, Chicago, Friday last. She 
rallied promptly from the operation, and 
the doctors think she will be relieved of the 
trouble, which has been of long standing. 
Mrs. Coxe was formerly Zerilda A. Mel- 
drum, of the class of 1858. 

Miss Leah McElvain, of the class of 1900, 
with Mrs. C. M. Brown, visited the College 


The many friends of Etna Stivers will be 

grieved to learn of the death of her father, 
which occurred at Lovington, 111., Sunday, 
December 11th. 


To the Editor of "College Greetings," 
Woman's College, Jacksonville, 111.: 

About the middle of October there came 
to me a circular from the Senior Class of 
the Illinois Woman's College, asking for a 
subscription to their paper, the ••College 

I am interested in everything pertaining 
to the College. I am sure I have the "Col- 
lege spirit," though I have never been able 
to do much to show it. I have taught 
school many years since. my life at the dear 
old College, and have had my full share of 
the trials and responsibilities of living. 
Many times I have thought I would sub- 
scribe for the "Greetings," but it never 
seemed convenient for me to do so. I am 
not teaching now, having resigned on ac- 
count of poor health, all of which does not 
make it any easier. I expect to get a great 
deal of pleasure out of the paper as it 
comes along from month to mouth. 

Yours iu the interest of the work. 

M. Fannie Jordan, '67. 

She was assisted by Miss Elizabeth Mathers 
and Miss Nelle Taylor. 

Mr. and Mrs. Baxter will soon depart 
from Jacksonville. Thev will live at Mar- 
shall, Iovva, where Mr. Baxter will engage 
in business. Mrs. Baxter was formerly 
Miss Feme Hilsabeck of the class of 1901. 

Mrs. Belle Paxton Drury of Orleans spent 
several days with friends in Jacksonville, 
and made an address before one of the clubs 
relating some experiences of her most hap- 
py days abroad. 

Eunice Sheldon Weaver, who was a 
student at I. W. C. during '94 and '95, lost 
her husband recently. His death was due 
to injuries received in an automobile acci- 


Mrs. G. R. Metcalf has been visiting 
Mrs. Maude Harker Metcalf in Kewanee, 

Among; the most enjoyable receptions in 
Jacksonville this season was that of Mrs. 
Marietta Mathers Rowe's, held at her home. 

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NO. 4 


Everything- was as quiet as a country 
churchyard in the dim library. The reflex- 
ion of the moon on the snow outside cast a 
pale, half tender light upon the tall cases, 
and the clock ticked on monotonously, the 
hands drawing nearer each moment to the 
mystic hour of twelve. 

As this point on the dial was reached, 
the old Dictionary on the table raised him- 
self on thin weak legs, stretched his weary 
arms, and, with a yawn, jumped from the 
table and walked stiffly around the room, 
picking' up his loose leaves as he went along. 
There was also an audible stir on the book- 
shelves, the residence and business thor- 
oughfares. Cyclopedias came down from 
their dusty nooks, bringing a musty odor 
with them; Histories and Biographies 
climbed slowly down from the high shelves, 
and the bound volumes of Harper, Century, 
Saint Nicholas and the Atlantic Monthly, 
not so stiff because of their more frequent 
journeys from their shelves, arranged them- 
selves in comfortable positions around the 

What a sight these books presented! 
Here an old book- man with broken back and 
pages yellow with age, reclined against the 
wall, too feeble to move; here, a fresh young' 
maiden from the Y. W. C. A. Library, with 
uusoiled back, and uncut leaves chattered 
merrily with "The Heart of the Ancient 
Wood," who, although somewhat the worse' 
for wear, was recounting, with all the en- 

thusiasm of youth, the interesting experi- 
ences arising from the high degree of popu- 
larity which he had been enjoying. The 
Y. W. C. A. maid had no such experiences 
to recount, but, being" young", viewed the 
world from the prettiest case in the Libra- 
ry and hoped for better things, relying on 
her store of information and her kindly 
sympathy will: human need to arouse in- 
terest in her little world of influence. Next 
year she will be better known. 

In the center of the room there was gath- 
ered a little group of celebrated characters. 
Oliver Cromwell occupied the seat of honor 
in the center. He was holding the atten- 
tion of all by his eloquence in speaking of 
Theodore Roosevelt, and of the latter's skill 
in writing- about his own life. Byron, Ma- 
caulay, Addison, Coleridge, Dickens, Thack- 
eray, Lamb and Gladstone were there, but 
no one of them disputed Cromwell's tribute 
to the President. 

"He certainly is a worthy man," said 

"Aud almost as great a statesman as 
Gladstone," said Dickens, with a sidelong 
glance at that worthy person. 

"Where is Teunysou tonight," asked 

"I think he's in the Annex, writing- poet- 
ry," Addison answered. "Let's get him to 
recite some of the 'Idylls of the King-' for 
us: they are beautiful." 

"Let's do," said Dickens, "It will refresh 
us a little after Cromwell's dry (?) talk. 
Come, let's all go in the Annex." 



'•There seemed to be no opposition to 
this, and, with dignity fitting- their station, 
the great men walked away to seek their 
favorite, Alfred Tennyson. 

In one corner eight of Thackeray's crea- 
tions were learnedly discussing" the ques- 
tions of their time, with fifteen of the 
Dickens faction. They were lameuting the 
fact that so few of "their kind," as they ex- 
pressed it, were to be fouud within the 
library walls. 

"To be sure," said one, "there are the 
six Waverly novels, but besides those there 
are a very few here with whom we would 
care to associate." 

"Well," said another, "if we didn't look 
so old and musty, perhaps some of the girls 
here would take a fancy to us, and we 
might get them interested in the life of our 
time, and feel that we were doing some 
good, even if we were isolated from all our 

They all agreed, and looked with envious 
eyes upon the bright green and gold uni- 
forms of the Robert Louis Stevensous, who 
were gaily discussing their plans and pros- 
pects near the annex door. 

"I wonder where 'The Blue Flower' is to- 
night," said one. 

"Oh, I suppose he's out now," was the 
answer, "he's one of the most popular fel- 
lows of our set. He and 'Tom Crogan' and 
'The Heart of the Ancient Wood' are out 
almost all the time. In fact they are be- 
coming quite dissipated in looks, however 
fine they may be in character." 

"Well, there are only a few of us," an- 
other chimed in, "and we might as well 
have a good time while we're young, for we 
see what is in store for us." 

He pointed to an old, musty-looking, 
musty-smelling book, who was climbing 
laborously out from behind a row of the 
"Biblical Worlds." He hobbled up to this 
gay group and began to speak of his partic- 
ular virtues. "He was 'The Workino- 
Man's Friend,' " he said, "and his brother, 
'The Afflicted Man's Companion' " — but he 
was greeted with a derisive laugh from the 
green and gold Stevensous. 

"Go back to your dark quarters behiud 
those 'Biblical Worlds,' old man," they said. 
"No one wants to know who you are. 
Where'd you come from anyway? You look- 
like you had been in the Ark." 

Thus laughing, they turned gaily awa}', 
and left the old man sad and disconsolate. 
He stood with downcast attitude for a 
while, then sought his boon companion, 
"The Book of Peace," in his old haunt, and 
lived from that time on an unmolested life, 
constantly growing yellower and yellower 
with age and dustier and dustier with 


Totally regardless of the discomfort of 
this poor old man, a few numbers of the 
"Ladies' Home Journal'' were seated grace- 
fully in the wicker chairs, chatting over 
their various interesting items. 

"I am so glad we decided to come here," 
said the September number. "Do you 
know, I feel so sorry for the girls; they 
would never know anvthing about the styles 
if it were not for us." 

"Yes, that's true, but it's dreadfully hard 
to stay here without some one like us and 
just these old, dry literary people to talk 
with. If we only had some friends here, it 
would be so much more pleasant," was the 
October Number's reply. 

"But the girls enjoy us so," said the 
Christmas Number. "Why, they just flock 
to read us and buy us for our cover designs 
if for nothing else." 

"They like our stories, too," chimed in 
the September Number. "I've heard them 
talk so much about those Belinda Stories. 
I thought they'd like them, and I'm so glad 
we had them." 

"They like our 'Pretty Girl Papers' and 
all those other pages about girls," the 
Christmas Number replied. "I wonder 
what we can have for 1905. Let's try to 
think up some things — something new and 

"Well, let's do," said the October Num- 
ber, "but not tonight. I'm going to sleep, 
for I've had a hard day. It's time for all 
of us to be asleep if we want to look bright 
and fresh tomorrow." 



But let us listen to another interesting' 
conversation in a corner of the room. The 
Literary Digests, The Forums. The Atlan- 
tic Monthlies, The Harpers, The Centuries, 
The Review of Reviews and The Popular 
Science Monthlies are assembled in a 
weighty conference. They have chosen the 
oldest member of the Harper's Magazine 
family to preside, and are going to try to 
decide the question of bringing their con- 
tents before the public. Each influential 
member recounts the interesting things 
within his covers, and all lament the fact 
that they have no means of letting the girls 
know about this. 

"I move we have an index.'' said a Liter- 
ary Digest. 

"I second it," said a Forum. 

"But how shall we get it?" asked the 

"I move we leave it to the girls," said one. 

Just then there was the sound of a bell in 
the corridor outside. A shriek, a startled 
cry, "There's the rising-bell," and a sudden 
scramble, and the library was again as 
quiet as a country churchyard, the books 
looking calmly and indifferently from their 
glass enclosed cases, as the first rays of 
morning came through the windows. 

G. E. B. '05. 


A little learning is a dangerous thing. 

Most people would succeed in small things 
if they were not troubled with great am- 

Be loving and }'OU will never want for 
love; be humble and you will never want for 

Life is not so short but that there is al- 
ways time enough for courtesy. 

The greatest of all faults, I should say, 
is to be conscious of none. 

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which 
springs from the soul: and the heart of man 
knoweth none more fragrant. 

There are none so low but they have their 
triumphs — small successes suffice for small 


The Seniors are studying the "Idylls of 
the King." We are glad to print one of 
their recent themes: 


Both Enid and Lyuette are examples of 
what Gareth saw upon entering King Ar- 
thur's realm, for Tennyson says, "Out of 
bower and casement slyly glanced eyes of 
pure women, wholesome stars of love." 
These two, Enid and Lynette, are different 
in everything but one. They both are 
good. Lynette is petulant: Enid always 
near to calm seriousness. Lynette is for- 
ever teasing; Enid forever loving. Lynette 
is willful; Enid is self forgetful and obedi- 
ent. If we were to see the two, I am sure 
that in their faces we could read their char- 
acters. Lynette's eyes are black and spark- 
ling, always fairly dancing with mischief, 
while Enid has those great blue, serious 
eyes that seem to reflect the truth of 
Heaven in their depths. Very fair is Enid, 
"like a blossom vernal white." We would 
prefer calling" Lynette "a wild rose," so 
willful and full of thorns is she. Then, 
too, Lynette's nose is tilted. How could 
she be other than petulant 

Could we but hear them singing, we 
would know something of the girls. Enid's 
song, as she goes about her work, is of 
"Fortune and Her Wheel," and it is not in 
snatches, as Lynette's, but carried serenely 
through to the end. Lynette siJLjrs a strain 
now and then, always teasingly. snatching 
from the flowers and birds ideas for her 
fragments of song. 

Beautiful are both these maidens of King 
Arthur's day. We love Lynette and we 
love Enid; both are so charming, so sin- 
cere of heart. Does not their real being 
and their real beauty lie in each being so 
unreservedly and entirely herself? 

M. Elma Huckf.ry. 
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; 
indeed, to be simple is to be great. 





The past ten years of the Illinois Wom- 
an's College have shown a most encourag- 
ing- record. In that time it has increased 
its attendance from less than one hundred 
to more than three hundred students. It 
has for six years added every year either to 
its buildings or grounds, so that from a 
value of college property of $60,000 six 
years ago it has advanced to a value of 
S160.000 now. Besides this, the college has 
become so favorably known for its high 
standard of work and its delightful home 
life that the applications for rooms have 
been greater than the college capacity for 
several years, in spite of enlargement each 

The secret of this success has been the 
adopting of two simple principles for guid- 
ance in college management. I believe that 
if these principles can be followed with 
persistence, wisdom and energy, every year 
will see a marked development in the 
growth and prosperity of any college. 

The first principle relates to the adminis- 
tration of the colleg r e, and is this; 

"The greatest need of a college is 


The great business of the president is 
not to find money, or to secure good teach- 
ers, or to increase the attendance. These 
are all very important, but secondary. The 
primary thing is to find and retain friends. 

When a young man studying' Latin, I 
found and adopted the motto: "Yiam iu- 
veniam aut faciam," that is, "I will either 
find a way or make one." Since becoming 
president of the Woman's College, I have 
changed this motto just a little, so that it 
now reads: "Twill either find a friend or 
make one for the college." 

To this end the president of a college 
should labor incessantly. He should be 
ready to go anywhere at any time to find a 
friend for the institution. His praver every 
morning may well be, "Lord, help me this 

day to find another friend, and to cement 
more firmly the friends we have." 

But this is not the duty of the president 
alone. It should be the earnest and con- 
stant effort of the trustees. A trustee is 
frequeutlj - at a loss to know just how he 
can serve his college. Here is a line of 
effort always open to him. In some ways, 
he has a greater opportunity than the presi- 
dent himself. If every trustee is alert to 
secure friends, how quickly the college will 
find its way into nearly every department 
of life and of business represented in the 

The same is true also of alumnae, faculty 
and students. Each of these can help in 
the extension of the circle of friends of the 
school, and should find or make opportuni- 
ties for so doing. 

The second principle applies to the friends 
of the college, and is this: 

"The friends of a college will do some- 
thing for it or give it something- whenever 
they can, and will consider its claims when 
they make their wills." 

How can any one be a friend if he does 
not show himself friend 1} T , and how can he 
show himself friendly if he does nothing 
for the college? 

He should do it once, and then do it 
again. It is not enough to help a college 
at some time and then forget it. And he 
should not wait every time to be asked. O 
how it cheers the heart of a college presi- 
dent to find a friend who gives from time to 
time without solicitation! 

What he shall give, when he shall give, 

how he shall give, in what ways he shall 
show his friendly interest, these are all sec- 
ondary matters. "If there be first a willing 
mind," St. Paul says, the rest can easily be 
arranged. "Love will find a wav," and 
there will be no lack of suggestion, either 
what to do, or how to do it, if both heart 
and mind are willing. 

Here, then, in one sentence, is the mak- 
ing of a college: "Find friends, and let the 
friends show themselves friendly." Any 
college that finds friends, will before long 
have all other things added unto it. 



THE MYSTERIOUS '-that when my unconscious soul took its 

COR RES PON DENT fateful leap into the unknown, I had a lover, 

to whom, weary with my idle existence, I 

Mary Gordon was romantic. Perhaps was about to yield. I shudder when! think 

fate or her mother had intended her to be of m Y miraculous escape. In that pure 

so when she was christened. At any rate, friendship which I know you grant me, you 

it seemed as if her sturdy, common sense, a wil1 understand my situation. The youth 

marked characteristic, was at continual war ot whom I speak is the choice of my parents, 

with sentimental dreams, inherited perhaps but although I love them dearly, they have 

from her mother or some more remote an- not the soul aspirations, (1 say this in strict 

cestor. confidence) that make your existence and 

Mary had a lover. Two in fact, but only mine. And he is like them in name and 

one of whose existence her fond parents soul. You, I know, believe as I, in fate, the 

knew. And in their estimation this one power that christened us both witli beauli- 

vvas quite enough. For once, true love ful, soulful names, and called him John. Oh. 

promised to run on well oiled wheels, if on- my dear soul-mate, I now lay down my pen 

ly Mary would consent. And there were to commune with you in solitude. The soul 

times when Mary was quite sure that she whose earthly name is Dulcinea." 

loved John Dare, and she would rehearse in To whom came the reply: 

private, how she would throw herself into "Alas! dear soul-mate, at the hour you 

his arms after a passionate avowal on his laid aside your pen. my fettered soul did 

part, in which he had declared himself ready break its bond and fly to thee, but my body 

to die for her, and sob out her long subdued rebelled so that a great fever of impatience 

heart, has possessed me ever since, and sweet as 

After the little scene Mary would careful- h as been our soul-communion. I fear my 

ly brush back her tumbled hair from her spirit is not as ethereal as thine, oh. be- 

blushing cheeks, which the pillow, that was loved. Forgive me. dear, but when our 

obliged to stand for John, always unduly sou ls pledged spiritual friendship, and that 

heated, and go down into the kitchen to pre- no word more earthly than soul-communion 

pare some dainty for her invalid father. So should pass between us, did we not forget 

common sense had the last word. that we are doomed to live some three score 

One day there appeared in the paper an yea rs and ten, where this earthly body 

advertisement which put an idea into Mary's leads the spiritV Dearest, for the first time 

mind upon which she acted promptly. The since our souls met I feel no responsive 

next day in the personal column appeared thrill. So send your soul to mine this eveu- 

the following: [ a g r I will perish in suspense. Oil. con- 

"A young lady, whose life is stagnated in sent to see me in bodily presence, where 

common-place circumstances, desires a cor- you will. Yours in body and soul. 

respondent of exalted views. Object soul Lucian." 

culture." Dulcinea wept over the spiritual fall, but 

There was but one answer, or to put it in Miss Gorden secretly rejoiced. Still Dul- 

Mary's words: "Out of all the world my cinea prevailed in surrounding the meeting 

soul-mate heard the call. To others it was with mystery and darkness, — the hour, 

as if I had not spoken." midnight, and the corner of the old church 

Mary held no more rehearsals with her yard the meeting place. Lucian consented, 

pillow. Her soul dissolved in ecstacy, be- only demanding that some one accompany 

came fluid at the point of her pen. And at her to the spot, as a protection against 

last she was understood. those whose spiritual perceptions w-ere 

"I must tell vou," she wrote to Lucian, darkened. 




The fateful night had come. The moon 
swam dizzily through the clouds that tried 
in vain to separate the earth from the sky, 
"Just as." mused Dulcinea, "worldly cir- 
cumstances sought to keep Lucian's soul 
from mine." 

A step sounded near. 

"So often have I heard it by spirit-sense, 
that it seems almost familiar," she thought. 

Miss Gorden hastily told Hannah, the old 
woman who had accompanied her to the 
spot, to step behind a large tree near by, 
and Dulcinea faced her lover. 

"John," she gasped, and the old despised 
tableau was enacted with variations. 

Three months later the marriage license 
clerk published the names of John Lucian 
Dare and Mary Dulcinea Gorden, but the 
middle names of both contracting parties 
had been assumed, independently of the 
baptismal rite. s. M. c. '06. 




In these poems, I think we find Milton to 
be a man of moods — gay and cheerful at 
times, and yet for the most part, serious 
and thoughtful. He is distinctively an ar- 
dent admirer of nature, and a lover of 

The scenes for L' Allegro were taken from 
around the village of Horton, where lie went 
after he took his degree in 1(>32, and he has 
told us himself how he enjoyed wandering' 
about in the country, fairly "drinking in" 
the beauties of nature. Beauty always 
inspired him, and I can easily imagine his 
starting" for a walk, turning just where 
fancy leads him, now stopping- to admire 
the beautiful coloring - of the clouds, and 
again some flower. He hears the lowing of 
the cattle, the bleating of the sheep, and 
the whistle of the plough-boy, and the song 
of the milk-maid. All these with the 
beauty of the landscape make him want to 
think, and he stops to muse. The whole 
poem is full of music and expresses perfect- 
ly a day of joyous mirth. 

In II Penseroso we have the opposite 
mood expressed, and here we fiud the 
serious, thotful man. Pleasure is not lack- 
ing, but it is the pleasure found in more 
quiet pastimes — nature and books are the 
poet's delight. 

Here we find the student — one who loves 
to study late — at midnight when the noise 
and bustle of the day are over and all is 
quiet. And in this I think we more truly 
find the real Milton, for I always think of 
him as very serious and studious. 

From both of these poems we learn to 
know Milton — to think of his life as pure 
and serious, to know his attitude toward 
religion, and to know his tastes. We learn 
to admire, and best of all, to appreciate 

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Mr. Nichols made a very interesting talk- 
in chapel the morning of the 17th. 

Mrs. Metcalf spent a few days in Jack- 
sonville visiting her daughter Georgia. 

Paula Wood was obliged to leave school 
a few days before vacation began on account 
of her health. 

Miss Ella Blackburn was a guest at the 
College the 21st and 22nd. Miss Blackburn 
was one of the graduates of 1902. 

Miss Kent spent Sunday the 18th with 
Miss McDowell in the college home. 

Mildred Campbell will not return next 
term on account of her health, but will 
spend the remainder of the winter in 

Miss Weaver took dinner last Sunday 
with Mrs. A. T. Capps. 

Miss Anderson entertained the girls at 
her table one Tuesday night at nine o'clock. 

Miss Bess Harker spent her holidays in 
New York this year. 

Leiela Warfield spent her vacation with 
May Brown, and they visited a few days in 



Miss Holmwood spent the Christmas 
holidays with friends in Waverlv. 

Lura Cloyd will return and continue her 
studies with the senior class next semester. 

Pearl Perviance visited in Chicago and 
Peoria Christmas week. 

Marcella Crum spens several days with 
her sister in Chicago the first of the year. 

Miss Stella Skiles was entertained Wed- 
nesday the 21st in the college. 

Miss Plank spent Christmas with Susan 
Rebhan at her home in Raymond. 

Miss Page enjoyed her vacation spent in 
the Wichita Mts. 

Mrs. Coe visited her daughter Greta at 
the college Sunday the 18th. 

We are very sorry that Miss Smith, the 

trained nurse at the college for the past 
two years, has resigned her position. 

Miss Knopf spent a few days in Chicago 
during the holidays. 

Lieut. Gov.-elect L. Y. Sherman spent 
Monday in the city visiting his niece, Stella 

Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Wood, of Carrollton, 
visited their daughter Paula on Friday, 
the 9th. 

Mr. Byron Burns visited his daughter 
Mabel December 8th. 

Dr. and Mrs. Harker gave a series of very 
pleasant evenings at home for the faculty 
and students. 

Bessie Stowall, a former student, called 
at the College the afternoon of the 21st. 

Y. W. C. A. 

It is with much pleasure that we notice 
the increasing interest in the work of the 
association. Several girls joined our ranks 
this month, and all the members are doing 
their utmost to influence others to follow 
their example. 

The last meeting before the holidays was 
especially impressive, and we feel assured 

that every girl left the meeting with the 
resolution to take the true Christmas spirit 
with her, not only for Christmas day, but 
for the next term and the coming year. 

Not alone in spiritual lines, but in other 
lines as well, our work shows gratifying- re- 

The association is the proud possessor of 
a sectional book case and a fine collection 
of books. About twenty volumes have been 
added to our library during the past month. 

The Y. W. C. A. sale, that important 
event which we have been planning for for 
weeks, has come and gone, leaving us richer 
in material wealth as well as pleasant mem- 

The sale this year was a very unique 
affair. The society halls, the main corridor 
and the reception room were transformed 
into such a fair representation of "The 
Pike" that it required but little imagination 
to fancy oneself back at the fair. 

The band stand occupied a prominent po- 
sition in the front hall, and during the 
evening the baud dispensed sweet music on 
combs, zobos and cornets. 

In one corner of the society halls the Ty- 
rolean Alps loomed up, and at the foot of 
the mountains Swiss maidens displaved 
their wares. Directly opposite appeared 
the Eskimoo village, and the Old Planta- 
tion, where sweet voiced singers attracted 
large crowds. A candy stand received due 
attention. Y. W. C. A. pins, college calen- 
dars and all kinds of pretty Christmas 
presents could be obtained at another booth. 

Hagenbeck's animals showed the training 
of a skillful master, and added much to the 
enjoyment of young and old. 

Fair Japan had an excellent exhibit in 
the reception room, and the Moorish Pal- 
ace, with its rose-colored lights and richly 
attired maids, fairly transported one into 
fairy land. Costumes of all nationalities 
were visible everywhere, and the scene was 
one which will long be remembered It is 
hard to say which will linger with us the 
longer — the memorv of our "Pike" or 'The 
Pike" at the World's Fair. 



The College Greetings 


Seniors of Illinois Woman's College 
jacksonville, illinois. 

faculty committee 

Miss Neville. Miss Weaver, Miss Cole 
Editor-in-chief Linnie Do-well 

Assistant Editors 

Business Managers 

Alice Wadsworth 
Anne Marshall 
Lena Yarnell 
Golden Berryman 
Alumni President Harker 

P HI jju Mable Burns 

Belles Lettres Carrie Luken 

Music Merta Work 

Athletic Birdie Peek 

Y. W. C. A. Amelia Postel 

Elocution Paula Wood 


Zillah Ranson 

Single Copies 
Extra Copies 

50 cents per Year 
10 cents 
25 cents 

Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and items. 
All communications should be addressed to 


Jacksonville, Illinois 

Printed in the Office of Len G. Magill, Jacksonville, III. 
No. 227 East State St. Illinois Phone 418 

A happy, happy New Year of content- 
ment and service to all! 

Does not the sweet old definition of the 
gentleman, "high erected thought seated in 
a heart of courtesy," apply equally well to 
our ideal lady? Maybe our college g'irls 
have been looking for a New Year's motto. 
Why seek further? 

We hope you took our advice about mend- 
ing your stockings, and what a deal of 
sound philosophy there is in finding plums 
in your own pudding. They are sure to be 
there if you followed the right recipe in 
making the pudding. 

* * 

A French novelty that is being greeted 

with popularity in England will perhaps 
prove quite saleable in this country as well. 
It is a musical postal card. The card is 
printed and colored as other souvenir post- 
als, but contains most significant perfora- 
tions and the real message of the sender 
can only be learned when the disc is placed 
in a phonograph. As an advertising scheme 
the new cards seem to afford excellent op- 
portunities. Then, too, instead of writing 
"A Happy New Year," the words could be 
spoken. As comic valentines what possi- 
bilities present themselves to the imagina- 
tion, and as for gas bill notices and confi- 
dential messages from the bride to be, — 
words fail. Let us invest in phonographs. 

A series of articles appearing in the 
Everybody's Magazine by Thomas W. 
Lawson, called "Frenzied Finance," has 
been greatly discussed during the last 
month. Once a stock holder in the Stand- 
ard Oil Company, he has been exposing the 
secret workings of the great corporation in 
such a way that the enormity of crime fair- 
ly bewilders the reader. Mr. Lawson re- 
tained his stock until he discovered such 
methods were used in the business as he 
could not conscientiously approve of. He 
then withdrew and now has stirred the peo- 
ple all over the United States by what he 
has made public. Mr. Rogers, whom he 
calls the "master" of the company, has 
taken up the affair and declares that he 
will make refusal "to the bitter end." 


Great changes have been taking place in 
China within the last few years, but in no 
Hue has there been more progress made in 
the Celestial Empire than in journalism. 
Four years ago but one newspaper was 
published and that scarcely deserved the 
appellation. The Peking Gazette has been 
printed regularly for over three thousand 
years. It appears in the form of a 
pamphlet and contains only official news of 
the court. Now, however, the Gazette is 
not the sole publication of China. Every 



town of any size in the laud has its news- 
paper and yery few homes are without a 

Not many contributed articles have been 
received thus far. Have our readers been 
waiting- for an editorial signed to start the 
race? A reminiscence, a bright story, a 
bit of philosophy, a few lines of verse, — all 
are in order. We want alumnae news es- 
pecially and if a new star blazes in the 
heavens of any neighboring town, do let us 
know about it. We all have spy glasses, 

you know. 



The seniors are considered capable of 
undertaking almost anything with full pre- 
sumption of success. In spite of this gen- 
eral understanding', however, the students 
were surprised at being - summoned by official 
notice on the bulletin board to appear be- 
fore the faculty, nee the seniors, on Friday 
night at 9 o'clock. There was much excite- 
ment concerning this event, and Friday 
evening found the chapel filled with the 
buzz of one hundred and twenty girls' 
voices. The teachers themselves surprised 
the school by appearing dressed as seniors, 
and caused much merriment as they took 
the front seats. The excitement reached 
its height, however, when the erudite mem- 
bers of the faculty filed in and seated them- 
selves on the platform. Several members 
were late, but soon came in, showing their 
peculiarities to the best advantage. Dr. 
Harker opened the meeting with roll call, 
and after all were satisfactorily located, in- 
quired concerning the week's work. It was 
astonishing how many of our best students 
had utterly failed; the poor seniors were 
reported on every hand, but the president 
gave word to be lenient with them and to 
give them "one more chance." 

One teacher said that she knew that one 
felt that it was very hard to report one 
when one was not doing one's duty accord- 

ing" to one's abilitv, but when such harsh 
and unharmonious sounds vibrated against 
the tympanum of her ear, and it was im- 
possible for the new incoming currents to 
awaken the old, it was time something 
should be done. Who could it have been? 

The meeting moved smoothly from one 
discussion to another, but it would be im- 
possible to outline the action taken on the 
various questions considered. A petition 
that the teachers be required to be down to 
breakfast on time was granted; it was de- 
cided that regular gymnasium work need 
not be taken the last week; one girl was 
brought before the faculty for going - riding 
with a young man, and various other mat- 
ters, which we are very certain the teachers 
must discuss, were brought forward. 

In every instance the characteristics of 
that stern body were portrayed with a de- 
gree of perfection which can scarcely be 
imagined, and sometimes the laughter was 
so great that it threatened to overturn the 
gravity of the whole assembly. From the 
small admission charg'ed, a goodly sum was 
collected, and thus from the seniors the 
Athletic association received several dollars 
more for that new gymnasium. 


Man proposes, woman imposes. 
A miss is as good as her smile. 
Imagination makes cowards of us all. 
The doors of Opportunity are marked, 
••Push and Pull." 

Only the good die young - . 

Never too old to yearn. 

The pension is mightier than the sword. 

Nothing - succeeds like- failure. 

What can't be cured must be insured. 


This storv. regarding James Jeff erv Roche, 
is taken from the Springfield Republican: 

On a recent visit to the White House, the 
President, so it is said, was chaffing - with 
Roche about the places he was g'oing - to 
have after the election. 

••Jeffrey," the President said, ••lam going - 



to appoint you minister to the Court of St. 

"God save the king!" exclaimed Roche, 
and the two enjoyed the joke immensely. 

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On December 20th, 1904, Phi Nu closed 
one of the most successful terms the society 
has ever known. 

Our programs have been of very high 
grade; in fact, the girls have shown that 
they have the power to do anything in the 
way of a literary or musical program. 

The appearance of the hall has been very 
much improved this term. Several pillows 
and a number of pictures have been given 
to the society. A new sectional book case 
has been purchased by the girls. 

Arrangements have been made to have 
the hall papered during the holidays, and 
Phi Nu expects the hall to be one of the 
most attractive places in the College. 

We, as a society, invite every new girl to 
visit our society, that they may know the 
character of our work and the pleasure we 
derive from our undertakings. 

Phi Nu extends a hearty welcome to all 
its old friends, and expects to make many 
new ones in the year of 1905. 


Phi Nu has been showing in every way 
this year that it can do and is doing. The 
candy sale Saturday night, December 8th, 
was one of the many evidences of this fact. 

Every Phi Nu certainly was loyal to the 
society on this occasion, and the lines, 

"Our hearts, they will be true 
To the emblem and its meaning, 
For the sake of old Phi Nu." 

were not forgotten. 

Not only the present members, but the 
old ones, remembered us, and Phi Nu will 
not soon forget those cakes and delicious 
boxes of candv which were sent. 

The hall looked its best with the decora- 
tions of holly and ferns. Phi Nu pennants 

were in evidence everywhere, and a general 
rush was made for them when the sale 

The bountiful supply ot home made candy, 
arranged so tastily, attracted the attention 
of every girl, and soon not a single box was 
left. The Phi Nu girls watched its disap- 
pearance not with regret, but with great 
delight, for the money box was left well 
filled. The supply of ice cream and cake 
was also soon exhausted. 

The sale was well patronized, and Phi 
Nu wants to thank all our friends for re- 
membering us. 


The society met in the chapel December 
20th, 1904. and after the devotional exer- 
cises an original program was given before 
the members and invited friends; 


Mr. Zepherell (paterfamilias) . Nellie Miller 
Lena Zepherell (hisdaughter). Anna Watson 
Mr. Nichols (a friend of the Col- 
lege . . . Edna Lumsdeu 
Mr. Sears (opposed to girls' 

schools) . . . Grace Hendricks 
Etna Trivers (a girl who 

likes fun) . . , Birdie Peck- 

Edith Webb (a girl who won't 

do wrong) . ! Blanche Stockdale 

Maude Graves (Lena's 

chum) . . . Stella Shepherd 

Carrie Jacobson (Lena's room 

mate) . . . Delia Blackburn 
Dr. Barker (president of the 

school) . . Flossie Williams 

Mrs. Barker (his wife) . Carrie Lukens 
Miss Spinner (preceptress) . Edith Mitten 
Golden Gooseberry (on the Y. W. C. A. 

reception committee) . Mabel Fuller 
Nelle Naylor (Y. W, C. A. 

president) . . Clara Huntsinger 

Act I.— Scene I.— At the Pacific Hotel. 

Written by Edna Lumsdeu. Scene II. — At 




Zepherell's Mansion, Chicago. Written by 
Nellie Miller. 

Act II.— Arrival and First Day at I. W. C. 
Written by Golden Berry man. 

Act III. — Events of Freshman and Soph- 
omore Year. Written by Zillah Ranson. 

Act IV, — Scene I. Events of Junior Year. 
Anne Watson, Scene II. — Final Catastro- 
phe. Anne Watson. 

Act V. — The Senior Year and End of all 
Troubles. Carrie Lukens. 


The term concert by the pupils of the 
College of Music was held at Centenary 
church Monday evening, Dec. 19th, '04. 
where an appreciative audience listened to 
a program of unusual excellence. The va- 
ried quality of the program was a deligiitful 
feature. The selections displayed, to a 
marked advantage, the musical accomplish- 
ments of the performers, and each number 
was given with spirit and artistic expres- 
sion. The concert was a great credit to 
the faculty, and was a marked success. 

The new Illinois College of Music cata- 
logues are now out. They give a brief 
description of the courses offered and con- 
tain half tones of the members of the 
faculty, together with a number of studio 
and interior and exterior views. 

The faculty of the College of Music now 
numbers eleven, as follows: Franklin L. 
Stead, musical director; Mrs. Mabel Riggs 
Stead, assistant director; Mrs. Lucy Dim- 
mit Kolp, piauo, harmony, ear training and 
theorv; Miss Laura L. Williamson, piano; 
Miss Pearl Cora Higby, piano and musical 
history; Mrs. Mathilde Colean, piano and 
children's classes; Miss Phebe Jefferson 
Kreider, voice culture; Miss Lula Maude 
Eldredge, voice culture; Miss Berenice Long, 
violin and other stringed instruments; 
Charles Curtin Jeffries, brass and wood- 
wind instruments. 

Thursday evening, Janrary 12th, a very 
large and appreciative audience listened to 

the organ recital, complimentary to the 
Wednesday Musical Club, given by Prof. 
Franklin L. Stead. It was one of the most 
delightful musical events which have ever 
been given here. Prof. Stead, who is always 
a favorite, was in the closest touch with his 
audience, and the clearness of phrasing and 
the force with which he played were marked 
features. The program rendered was varied 
and showed a wide range of Mr. Stead's 
artistic talent. 

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Miss Cole gave a very successful parlor 
recital at the home of Mrs. A. A. Jess, in 
Springfield, Dec. 17th. The progam was 
for the benefit of the "Boys' League." 

The work of the school has been uniform- 
ly good throughout the term, and some 
practical demonstrations, in the way of re- 
citals, plays, etc., are scheduled for the new 
term. The work of the new Normal class 
has given an impetus to the students. 


Friday, Dec. 10th, at 6 o'clock, the studio 
girls held their term spread in the studio, 
and with the few invited guests enjoyed 
themselves immensely. Was it not one of 
the most delightful affairs of this kind that 
our popular department has ever given? 
The artist's true sense of beauty was mostly 
displayed in the original and unique decora- 
tions which graced the studio. 

The following menu was served: 
Pickles Oyster Patties Olives 

Waldorf Salad 

Cheese W'afers Sandwiches 

Ice Cream Cakes 

Bonbons Fruit 


The regular term exhibition was held 
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, and many friends 
enjoyed the splendid showing for the first 
term's work. There was a great variety in 




the charcoal drawing'. In pencil sketches, 
there were some real gems, as also in the 
pen and water color exhibit. Among the 
latter, there were some very creditable 
pieces, having" for subjects flowers, still life 
and other interesting originals. But one 
must not forget the china, which, to the 
lover of real art, appealed more than almost 
anything else, and added so much to the 
charm of the exhibition. The pupils have 
done good work under their capable teacher, 
Miss Knopf, and the results were very 
gratifying- both to the teacher and girls. 



"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mind?" 

Certainly not, in the case of the alumnae 
and former students ot the Illinois Woman's 
Colleg'e. It is earnestly desired, throu<rli 
these Alumnae Notes, to keep in touch with 
all who have ever attended the College. We 
want them all to feel that they are welcome 
in person at the College, and that we always 
appreciate a word of greeting or of news 
from them. 

We sent a New Year's Greeting to all the 
alumnae whose addresses we have. The 
following letters have been returned. Can 
any one give us the correct address? 

1853 — Mrs. Hannah E. Stacy Ferguson, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

1856— Mrs. Sarah E. Birks Barber, Los 
Angeles, Cat. 

1862— Miss Evaline G. Shirley. St. Louis, 

1864— Mrs. Mary J. Wright Ford, Deca- 
tur, 111. 

1866 — Mrs. Ella Harmon Carpenter, Bur- 
lington, la. 

1866— Mrs. Mary A. Parsons Rouse, Den- 
ver, Colo. 

1869 — Mrs. Sophia Eagles Huntley, Cam- 
eron, Mo. 

1877— Mrs. Lola Turley Price, Spring- 
field, 111. 

1877— Mrs. Clara Ailing- Conrov, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

1879— Mrs. Lottie D. Short Maun, Annap- 
olis, Md. 

1880— Mrs. Sallie Hamilton Caldwell, Ar- 
nold, 111. 

1881 — Miss Dora L. Graves, Menomouie, 

1881— Mrs. Ella Smith Sibert, Chicago, 

1881— Mrs. Idella Metcalf Gardner. Jack- 
sonville, 111. 

1883— Mrs. Florence L. Keiser Unreeh, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

1884— Mrs. Eva Bradbury Thrasher, Iola. 

1887 — Miss Louise J. Thompson. Peters- 
burg. 111. 

1888— Mrs. Florence Bog-g-s Johnson, Palo 
Alto, Cal. 

1892— Mrs. Lillie Robeson Mclnhae, Jop- 
lin, Mo. 

1892— Mrs. Carrie Dobyns Craig. Chicago, 

1893— Miss Eloise Weathers, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

1894— Mrs. Lottie Lurton Wesuer, Chi- 
cago. 111. 

1895— Miss Winifred Townsend, Chicag-o, 

1898 — Miss Grace Gillmore, Utica, N. Y. 

1902— Mrs. Maude Moore Martin, St. 
Louis-, Mo. 


1854— Louisa M. Becraft, wife of Rev. 
Wtn. Gill, of River Falls, Wis. 

1858— Zerilda A. Meldrum, wife of Rev. J. 
C. W. Coxe, D. D., of the Iowa Con- 
ference, died at Augustana Hos- 
pital. Chicago, Dec. 15, 1904. The 
funeral services were held at Alton, 
111., Dec. 17. 

1859 — Harriet Decker, wife of James R. 
Maxey, of Springfield, 111., died 
April 8, 1902. 

1860— A. Gertrude Martin, wife of M. L. 
Robinson, of Winfield, Kan., died 
July 28, 1904. 

1900— Leila Perley Short, died at Poca- 
hontas, 111., Oct. 30, 1904. 





NO. 5 


"Oh, yaas indeed, we male you haf a ver 
fine time — when you come Paris again. Ah 
hope you leddies haf a ver fine trip — a ver 
fine tripl Good by! good by!" drawled the 
very smiling, sleek, perspiring Charles, with 
his usual facetiousness. The drawl was 
decidedly musical, good reader, question as 
you may my rhyming description of this 
faithful caretaker, general entertainer. — 
man of all work and of all responsibilities, 
by official designation porter, at No. 11 Av- 
enue, MacMahou, Etoile Paris. 

The house had been such a delight to us 
in that wonderfully interesting city. Our 
cozy chintz-hung rooms overlooked a gar- 
den, and the gray mouldings and rose silk 
panels of the diDing room had an air. we 
admitted, that cheered and rested us after 
hard days of sight seeing. 

What a constant joy the memories of the 
city, white sunbathed and blue-arched, will 
be! We can never get away from the vis. 
ions of broad white streets with their num- 
erous gardens and open places: the gardens 
of the Trocadero Palace, whence one passes 
by the bridge and under the Eiffel Tower 
to the broad expanse of the Champ de Mars; 
the Esplanade des Invalides where towers 
the great gold dome that caps the silent 
crypt and massive sarcophagus of Napoleon: 
the fine place of the Arc de Triumphe 
whence twelve magnificent avenues radiate, 
and, running southeast from the arch, the 

most beautiful street in the world perhaps, 
the Avenue des Champs Elysees, garden 
and palace lined, to the great square of the 
Place de la Concorde where stands the Obe- 
lisk of Luxor, sister monolith to Cleopatra's 
Needle. The Place de la Concorde is so 
spacious, so beautiful! Millions of electric 
lights turn it into a faryland at night. Yet. 
can one quite forget that the base of the 
beautiful obelisk marks the site of the guil- 
lotine? Every foot of the place suggests its 
own record of sorrow and of crime. The 
gardens of the Tuilleries lie beyond and 
that Mecca of all tourists, the Louvre. 

Palais de Justice. Opera. Madeleine, 
Place de Bastile, Pantheon, Musee de Clu- 
ny. Versailles, Notre Dame. Luxembourg, 
are charmed names, magic names. Ah yes, 
but I was bidding goodbye to Paris. A few 
centimes to the rag-a-muffin who hands in 
the last baggage, a signal to the cocker and 
we are off. 

At the station we show our Geneva tickets 
and find our places in the train. We m.-et 
a gentleman, too, who would join our party 
but for the uutoward conduct of an official 
who points again and again to the sign in 
the window, "Pour Dames," and finally 
hustles said gentleman, bag and baggage, 
into the next compartment in spite of the 
fact that the "Pour Dames" do not at all 
object to the gentleman. 

The journey was long and the day. being 
mid August, was hot; but there was plenty 
of diversion. A pleasant English girl trav- 
eling- southward with her mother, allowed 



herself to talk with Americans. She car- 
ried a small wicker hamper, and before long 
a bit of an alcohol lamp was lit, napkins, 
granite-iron dishes, and rolls came out of 
the hamper as by magic, and mother 
and daughter enjoyed a cup of fra- 
grant English tea. Then there were other 
people not so nice. They remarked point- 
edly that they supposed they had engaged 
a whole section; and at last, so great was 
their distress, climbed out and found a com- 
partment all to themselves. We thought 
one of them must be a tenth cousin to a 
title, but her gloves were out at the fingers. 

We found everything interesting. The 
country was beautiful, and the little towns, 
clustering always about a Gothic spire, were 
quaint. Peasants were everywhere. 

We came into Geneva circuitously up the 
romantic valley of the Rhone. Mountains 
shut us in. but how fast the train sped up 
the narrowing valley, — the river twisting 
and foaming beneath us. Every moment 
was a revelation, for we were at last in the 
skirts of the Alps. How beautiful the val- 
ley! Great shadows fell over it from tow- 
ering mountains, and the hush of evening 
held us strangely bound. Only the river 
fretted and rushed on, madly buffeting its 
rocky channel. Then it grew dark sudden- 
ly; we were thoughtful, expectant of the 
morning's revelations. Then came the city 
lights and the call "Geneva." 

We saw many thiugs in Geneva. The 
shops are very interesting and we peered 
into windows and explored narrow streets 
and broad quays to our hearts' content. We 
had visions of Geneva watches, jeweled 
even, at $10 — but somehow the smiling re- 
mark of the clerk in the factory where real 
Geneva watches are made, — "Well, ladies i 
if you want jewelrj', they are beautiful; but 
if you want a watch, that is, a time-keeper, 
ah — " rather dampened our ardor. 

But there is nothing at Geneva but the 
view of Mont Blanc. Not that the city is 
little, either, or that it has had no history, 
no poetry, in song or stone or human life; 
but the spirit of the mountain rules every- 

where. How we fret and strive and love 
and hate for a day, but still his snowcapped 
head towers solitary, cloud-girt, God dwell- 
ing above, forever. 

At last we came back to the valley. The 
little car slipped slowly, carefully down on 
its rack and pinion track, bringing us with 
many a jolt aud creak from the mouutain of 
vision to the valley of work. 

Swiss farms are so pretty and Swiss 
houses as quaint as the paintings on old 
china taught us to expect long years ago> 
Meanwhile we noted our neighbors. Vis-a- 
vis was a fine looking father with an equal- 
ly fine lookiug son. a lad of perhaps fifteen. 
They seemed unusually fond of one another, 
laughing and chatting gayly in both French 
and German. We, naturally, used English 
and expressed to one another a very frank 
admiration for the son. "Fine boy," said 
one. "Wonder if I could steal him," said 
another. "Isn't it just lovely to watch them 
together! Such affection is refreshing! 
How much are you going to offer? I've 
never seen a finer boy! They seem to enjoy 
that joke they are lauging over," etc., etc. 
English is such a protection in foreign 
lands, we thought. When we changed cars, 
we found it impossible to get seats. Some 
one touched Mr. L's shoulder and he heard 
in the finest English accent, "Won't the 
ladies take our seats?" r. n. 

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This association was organized in 1902 
for the purpose of assisting worthy but poor 
young women. It has now a fund of $73. 
The Alumnae Association are anxious to 
increase the fund to $1,000, so as to estab- 
lish an Alumnae Scholarship. A friend has 
promised to give $100 if the balance is raised 
by Commencement, May 30, 1905. This is 
a most worthy object, and ought to appeal 
to many friends. Twenty-five dollars con- 
stitutes one a life member. Some can pay 
this sum, and almost every one could give 
at least a dollar. Certainly it can be done. 

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Jack and Jill were engaged and Oh! how 
happy they were. One pleasant winter 
evening the rest of the crowd tried to per- 
suade them to attend a play at the Woman's 
College, but they preferred to be left to 
their own society. Their friends left them 
in the parlor and it is impossible to express 
their jov- Shortly after their departure, 
Jill showed Jack a present she had received 
from a young man that day. He became 
intensely jealous and soon the ring was 
tossed aside and a very angry young man 
left the house. 

A short time afterward a merry band of 
young people entered, shouting, "Never 
laughed so much for years. You missed it. 
Why, those Phi Xus just gave Pickwick- 
Papers fine." 

The tearful maiden turned and looking 
very much disappointed said, "I wish we 
had responded to your entreaties." 

Moral: Don't make the same mistake 
and perhaps impair your future happiness 
by missing the Phi Su play to be given in 
the College Chapel Monday evening. March 


A corporation headed by Yale students 
and graduates with an authorized stock of 
$50,000 has been formed to establish in mid- 
dle western colleges and universities stud- 
ents' co-operative stores, such as the origi- 
nal one in operation at Yale. The store 
supplies to students booUs, stationery, ath- 
letic goods and general merchandise at an 
advance above cost so slight as barelj' to 
pay the cost of operation. 

Among the bills being introduced in both 
the National and State Legislatures are 
those relating to the protection of forestry. 
The schools of our country are now intro- 
ducing departments where forestry is in 

the course of study. This year at Harvard 
four new courses have been added to those 
of last year. 

Representative Cunningham of Hamilton 
County. Xebr.. today introduced in the 
house a bill which is designed to make the 
playing of the game of football a felony on 
the second offense and which provides for a 
fine ranging from $50 to S100 for the first 
offense, or imprisonment in the county jail 
from thirty to ninety days. No discrimi- 
nation is made between the different forms 
of the game. The bill in its sweeping 
terms includes the actual players and those 
who aid or abet them in the game, by which 
are meant the referees and umpires. The 
author of the bill said that he anticipated 
opposition from the university, but he 
claims to have the people of the state back 
of him. It is stated that Chancellor An- 
drews and members of the faculty of the 
university are opposed to the measure, 
which Mr. Cunningham proposes to make 
an issue. He made the bin include all 
forms of the game because of his fear that 
any attempt to distinguish between the 
different varieties would have left the meas- 
ure open to attack. There is much senti- 
ment against the bill among the members 
of the house, despite the claim of Mr. Cun- 
ningham that he will have a majority with 
him in the fight. The farmer members are 
counted on to aid him. while the young 
representatives will be against the measure. 
To make the provisions effective, the au- 
thor has added a section which imposes a 
special duty on sheriffs, constables and 
other peace officers to file complaints 
against any persons participating in the 

England has been taking keen interest in 
our schools and their influence on the wel- 
fare and prosperity of our country and fol- 
lowing our methods of tuition is now build- 
ing a technical school at Birmingham. This 
will be a model city of industry, covering 
thirty acres and will include among other 
features, a model mine. 




William Jennings Bryan has established 
an essay prize at the Ohio State University. 
Mr. Bryan reserves the right to select the 
topic to be written on. Affairs of state 
furnish the principal topics. The subject 
this year is, "The Principles Underlying' 
the American Government. 

If such conditions exist here, should not 
I. W. C. accept the pledge of the students 
of Lehigh University? They signed the 
following' pledge, "We the students of Le- 
high University, do hereby pledge our- 
selves, on our honor, to abstain from all 
fraud in university written examinations 
and to take proper measures io prevent any 
infringement of this resolution." 

The women of Oberlin are feeling very 
indignant over the refusal of the men of 
the college to allow them to take part in 
the debates after they had contributed to 
the support of the organization. They be- 
lieve with the founders of our nation, that 
taxation without representation is tyranny. 

Michigan is quite popular these days. It 
has the best football team in the West and 
a larger number in the alumni association 
than any other college in the United States. 
She has 15,000; Harvard 14,000; Yale 11,000. 

In an address to under-graduates, Chan- 
cellor MacCracken of New York University 
expressed himself opposed to the plan to 
have college men in the inaugural parade 
at Washington. 

It cost Yale University just $41,926.28 
more for running expenses during the year 
ending July 31, 1904, than the income, not- 
withstanding the fact that the general 
funds of the university were increased by 
gifts of $445,678.18 during the same period. 
The chief deficit was in the dining hall 
which shows a shortage of $22,000, as com- 
pared with $19,000 a year ago. The big 
dining hall has been a financial burden to 
the university since its completion. The 
big shortage in expenses caused much com- 
ment, coming with the announcement of a 
profit of $50,000 for the Yale foot ball asso- 
ciation from the big games of the year. A 

large part of the profit, however, goes for 
the maintenance of sports which do not 
pay. It is probable that unless Yale alum- 
ni come forward with funds to supply the 
deficit an appeal will be made to them for 

Among the features of the indoor track 
meeting between Indiana University and 
Wabash College was the pole vaulting of 
Samse of Indiana who cleared the bar at 
11 feet, 5 '4 inches. 

The prudential committee of the Yale 
corporation met at New Haven to consider 
the question of having a tuition charge in 
the theological department. The theologi- 
cal school has large funds for beneficiary 
scholarships for its students, but general 
funds insufficient to maintain the total cost 
of support. 

The entire student body of Gettsburg 
College was placed under quarantine Feb. 
8, because of the discovery that two Fresh- 
men are suffering from small pox. More 
than one hundred stndents fled from the 
college, many of them leaving the building 
on fire-escapes, while others jumped from 
the windows. Most of them were returned 
by the authorities. All places of amuse- 
ment and all schools have been closed. 

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Wrapped in a cape and fur she "crams", 
A passing grade in those "exams" 
Inspires this studious maid. 
With equal struggles, sure but slow, 
Her mercury, from level low, 
Attempts a "passing grade." 
Beside the steam pipes cold as ice 
These two are struggling for a rise. 
Speak ye, in books and weather versed, 
Ambition reached which 70 first? 

Shall and will give a student an oppor- 
tunity to use all the rules and exceptions of 
rules laid down in the Rhetoric for their 
use, and cultivate a very active mind to 
know when and where to apply the rules 
after having learned them. 

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There was coasting over at the Country 
Club grounds last month. The slope from 
the club house to the bridge was one smooth 
crust of ice, — and many were the exciting 
trips made on double bobs from the top of 
the hill, down the field, across the bridge 
to the rise beyond, where the conventional 
and desirable ending was a neat circular 
sweep, stopping just short of the frozen 
stream again. It must be confessed, how- 
ever, that some of the trips were far from 
conventional. A bare spot in the crust 
might prove the cause of disastrous compli- 
cations. Some of the party would then 
finish the coast, without either sled or so- 
ciety; others would become so intimately 
associated with their nearest neighbors, 
that a distinction between meum and tuum, 
so far as furs and mufflers were concerned, 
was practically impossible, — for the first 
few moments after the abrupt termination 
to their flight through space. No disas- 
trous results, however, were reported 
among the coasters from the East Side. 

William Jennings Bryan addressed the 
people of Jacksonville Tuesday evening, 
Jan. 31. The college representatives ap- 
preciated the courtesy shown them in re- 
serving seats until 7:45. The crowd ob- 
jected strenuously to any partiality in the 
direction of higher education and there was 
a vigorous attempt to appropriate any va- 
cant seats in sight. A few unfortunate 
ones, in the struggle were forced to part 
with valued possessions, in the line of tails 
to fur collars; one man's cheek was scratch- 
ed from ear to mouth by the murderous 
point of a hat pin in a lady's hat, just in 
front of him. Mr. Bryan made a short but 
forceful address in behalf of the Illinois 
College. He was recently made chairman 
of its board of trustees; his interest and in- 
fluence have inspired the friends of the Col- 
lege to energetic action, for already the 
trustees have pledged a sum which covers 
the debt of the last few years. 


The old order changed, yielding place to 

And God fulfils Himself in many ways; 

Man am I grown, a man's work must I do; 
Follow the deer? follow the Christ, the 

Live pure, speak true, right wrongs, fol- 
low the King - 

Else, wherefore born? 

Had I but loved thy highest creature here! 
It was my duty to have loved the highest; 
It surely was my profit had I known; 
It would have been my pleasure had I seen 
We needs must love the highest when we 
see it. 

More things are wrought by prayer 

Than this world dreams of — 

For what are men better than sheep or 

That nourish a blind life within the brain; 
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of 

Both for themselves and those who call 
them friend? 

For manners are not idle, but the fruit 
Of loyal nature and of noble mind — 

No greatness, save it be some far-off touch 
Of greatness to know well I am not great: 
There is the man. 

O purblind race of miserable men. 

How many among' us at this very hour 

Do forge a lifelong trouble for ourselves. 

By taking true for false, or false for true; 

Here, thro' the feeble twilight of this 

Groping, how many, until we pass and 

That other where we see a? we are seen. 

His honor rooted in dishonor stood, 

And faith unfaithful keep him falsely true 

This is a shameful thing for men to lie; 
A little thing may harm a wounded man. 
Mockery is the fume of little hearts. 
So she, like many another babbler, hurt 
Whom she would soothe and harm'd 
where she would heal. 

Miss McDowell entertained the Juniors 
in her room Wednesday afternoon. Jan. 18. 
For some of the wee members, wonderful 
tin mice and frogs, manipulated by means 




of string's, had been provided, while the 
rest were busily employed keeping" out of 
their way. Suddenly a knock was heard, 
the mice stopped running, the frogs ceased 
croaking' and all eyes turned instinctively 
toward the door; the girl nearest opened it 
and there stood one of our dignified (?) 
Seniors in dressing gown and slippers. On 
seeing such a worthy assembly this Senior 
turned very pale and with a murmured "My 
Conscience." sped out of sight. We all 
knew by the delicious odors that escaped 
whenever our hostess lifted the lid from the 
chafing dish that something' y;ood was in 
store for us. nor were we disappointed 
when the refreshments were served Dur- 
ing' the evening' a new Junior was welcomed 
into our class in a way which afforded much 
fun for the rest of us. tho' doubtless she 
was glad when it was over. So the even- 
ing passed with games and fun and all were 
truly sorry when it came time to bid our 
hostess farewell. 


Since the holidavs many of our girls have 
been enjoying visits from their friends and 

Miss Pearl Hughes and Miss Sara 
Hughes spent a few days with the latter's 

Miss VanAntwerp visited Anne Marshall 
for a couple of days. 

Miss Ethol Dudley, one of last year's Ju- 
niors, spent Sundav. the fifth, with Mabel 

Mrs. Maud Harker Metcalf is spending" 
several weeks at the college. 

Miss Spitler and Miss Merle Spitler, a 
student in the colleg'e last year, were here 
the seventh of Februarv. 

Miss Grace Cockill visited Essie Cazalet 
Sunday, the fifth. 

Miss Alice Ritcher, a former student who 
is teaching in one of the neighboring coun- 
try schools, was in Jacksonville the fourth 
and took lunch at the college. 

Miss Mae Seymour, a graduate of last 
year's class, came to the college one Satur- 
day evening. 

Miss Ella Ross, assistant principal in 
Virginia High School, called at the college 
one day this month. 

Mrs. C. R. Long has been visiting her 
daughter, Miss Long, since the holidays. 

Another advance has been made in the 
care of the house students by the addition 

of a regular trained nurse. Miss Adaline 
Stuart of Chicago has accepted the position. 

Miss Lur Cloyd is now boarding in the 
college and will continue to do so during 
the remaining- winter months. 

The reading of the Senior essays in 
chapel began this week. So far there have 
been three: Lucy Standiford's was. "The 
Boer War at the World's Fair:" Edna Luns- 
den's, "Marie Antoinette;" Carrie Luken's, 
"Old English Ballads." 

Gladys Maine, Stella Shepherd, Clara 
Hunsinger, Grace Jockish, and Mabel Vau- 
Fossen were detained at home for about 
two weeks after the opening of school on 
account of the measles. 

Edna Rayhill was called home the last of 
January o'n the account of the death of her 

Miss Line was called to Lafayette, Indi- 
ana, because of the illness of an aunt. 

Nelle Taylor, Lucile Brown and Leda 
Ellsberry went to Mason City Saturday, 
Feb. 4. Nelle and Lucile visited Mrs. 
Christy Ainsworth, our Lola Young of last 

The Seniors had one of the first sleigh 
rides this semester and every one had a 
jolly good time. We started about four 
o'clock and rode here and there over town. 
The air was fine but a little biting after we 
had been out for some time, so on our re- 
turn to the college we stopped in Vickery 
and Merrigan's and had hot chocolate and 
cakes in order to warm ourselves. 

The marriage of Miss Bessie Stowell and 
Charles Edwards of Newmanville has been 
announced for Feb. 15 at the home in Cass 
county, of the young lady's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. R. V. Stowell. Miss Stowell was 
at one time a student at I. W. C. and has 
many friends in this city. 

The college has had the pleasure this 
month of entertaining several visitors from 
abroad — Dr. C. B. Spencer, editor of the 
Central Christian Advocate, and his daugh- 
ter. Miss Helen: Miss Vose and Miss Miller, 
state secretaries of the Y. W. C. A.; Miss 
VanAntwerp of St. Louis, who is a teacher 
in Mary Institute; Rev. J. C. White of De- 
catur, Ind., and Rev. C. F. McKown of 
Athens. 111. 

CkiraJS1a_y_fieId_ has had a cousin visiting 
her"rMTssMartha Burke, of Carlinville. 

Caroline Johnson is spending a couple of 
weeks at home in order to recuperate. 

Blanche Brown went home Saturday 11 
to attend her brother's wedding. 

Rena Crum and Birdie Reese went home 
the 11th to spend a few dajs there. 





The piano recital given Friday evening-, 
Jan. 20th, in the college chapel bv Miss 
Laura L. Williamson, assisted by Miss Lulu 
Maude Eldridge, soprano, and Mrs. Frank- 
lin L. Stead, accompanist, proved to be one 
of the most enjoyable musical occasions of 
the season. A larg'e and enthusiastic audi- 
ence greeted the performers. Miss William- 
son is a very talented pianist. She has ex- 
cellent expression and fine technique. 
Among' the selections which deserve special 
mention are the "Sonata" by Beethoven, to 
which the pianist gave a fine interpretation. 
In "The Spinning Song" from the Flying' 
Dutchman, a beautiful singing tone brought 
out the melodv throughout the piece. The 
Andante Spianoto and Polanaise were most 
brilliantly plaved and made a fine closing 
for the program. 

Miss Eldridge sang in a charming man- 
ner the difficult and beantiful Sceuce and 
Aria from "Der Freischutz." She possess- 
es a voice of beautiful quality and of great 
range and sing's most artistically. 

The Faculty recital given in the chapel 
Thursday evening, Feb. 9th by Miss Pearl 
Cora Higby and Miss Phebe Jefferson 
Kreider, soprano, assisted by Miss William- 
son and Miss Eldridge. as accompanists, 
was a delightful musical treat and was en- 
joyed by a large audience. .Miss Higby is 
a pianist of rare talent, who imparts to her 
playing an ease and grace which is at all 
times pleasing. In the Concerto number 
her power over the instrument appeared at 
its best, the runs being taken with ease and 
brilliance, and the crescendo passages being 
given with excellent effect. 

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The school has begun so earnestly upon 
the work of the new term that one can 
scarcely realize that a vacation has oc- 
curred. Some new students have enrolled, 
while several old students have arranged 
for double time. 

Miss Paula Wood is home for the present 
because of illness. We hope she may yet 
be able to complete the work of the year 
arid graduate with the class of 1905. 

A recital contributed by first vear stud- 
ents was given in Elocution Hail Friday. 
Feb. 10 at 4 o'clock. Each student invited 
a friend and the members of the faculty 
also attended. Refreshments and a social 
hour followed the program, which completed 

an enjoyable afternoon. The numbers read 
were: -'The Bishop and the Caterpillar," 
Bessie Bethoid; ■•Dutch Lullaby." Flossie 
William*. --The Soul of the Organ," Edith 
Dahman; "The Annexation of Cuba," Jessie 
Kennedy; "Way Back in War Days," Beu- 
lali Latham. 

We were so glad of the opportunity to 
contribute to the program of the Athletic 
doin's — for is not a s/itg-e to be made in the 
new gymnasium? — and does not the heart 
of each elocution girl beat with joy at the 
slightest suggestion in that line. 


« e 

During chapel on the morning of January 
fourteenth a paper was passed around the 
Freshman class that caused much excite- 
ment. It was an invitation for them to 
meet the Juniors in the chapel that evening 
at ten minutes of seven, and of course they 
were delighted to do so. for was this not 
the first recognition of their importance as 
Freshmen? Having- been "Preps" for so 
long they were very grateful to find that 
they were now considered something more. 

The g'round was then in perfect condition 
for sleighing, so they naturally expected to 
have a glorious ride in the moonlight. 
When the time came, they promptly assem- 
bled at the meeting place. Two sleds which 
awaited them were soon filled and after 
riding' around the public square they started 
out College avenue. The girls sang and 
enjoyed themselves in various ways, until, 
after having turned at the Deaf and Dumb 
and coming down State Street a short dist- 
ance, the sleds suddenly stopped. Thev 
were just in front of the Colonial Inn and 
at the same time they stopped, the lights on 
its porch were turned on. The Freshmen 
wondered what it could mean, but as the 
Juniors climbed out of the sleds and invited 
them to follow, thev gladly did so, ready 
for anything-. Mrs. Yickery met them at 
the door and took them up stairs where 
they might lay aside their numerous wraps 
and arrange their disheveled locks. When 
they came down stairs, one of the Juniors 
entertained them with music for a while, 
and then each Junior escorted a Freshman 
into the dining room where the daintiest of 
refreshments were served. The time passed 
very quickly and soon they returned to the 
sleds, but not to go immediately to the 
college, — a long and jolly ride, which they 
most thoroughly enjoyed, was yet before 




The College Greetings 


Seniors of Illinois Woman's College 
jacksonville, illinois. 


Miss Neville. Miss Weaver, Miss Cole 

Editor-in-chief Linnie Dowell 

Assistant Editors Alice Wadsworth 

Anne Marshall 
Business Managers Lena Yarnell 

Golden Beiryraan 
alumnae President Harker 

p H[ iJtj Mable Burns 

Belles Lettres Carrie Luken 

Music Merta Work 

Athletic Birdie Peck 

Y. \V. C. A. Amelia Postel 

Elocution Paula Wood 

ART Zillah Ranson 

Single Copies 
Extra Copies 

50 cents per Year 
10 cents 
25 cents 

Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and items. 
All communications should be addressed to 


Jacksonville, Illinois 

Printed in the Office of Len G. Magill, Jacksonville. 111. 
No. 227 East State St. Illinois Phone 418 

This is February aud besides St. Valen- 
tine's Day it chronicles the birthdays of 
two of our great national heroes We won- 
der how many new stories will be resur- 
rected about Washington and Lincoln, and 
how many times the old familiar ones will 
be retold this year. Surely the fabled cher- 
ry tree episode and the rail-splitting- affair 
are by no means forgotten by this gener- 

"Plupy Shute" in his "Sequil" would 
have reported the ground-hog day of Nine- 
teen hundred five as •brite and fair," for 
there was at least enough sun to show him 
his shadow plainly on that day of omen. 

A mother whose children had been placed 
in a well known kindergarten for several 
months, finally took them out, saying that 
they were coming to look on everything as 
a "game." They played at work and only 
found zest for what could be made into a 
pastime. There is a great deal of truth in 
her remark, and children's kindergartens 
are not the only places where this can be 
noticed. In our colleges there is danger, 
and the devotee to puzzles, chess or some 
out-of-door sport in lieu of Greek and math- 
ematics, may, too, find a limit. Tricks are 
hopeless when one is looking for brains. 
There are no bargain counters. 

Manv noted French scientists and lectu- 
rers have visited this country and expound- 
ed their ideas on subjects of French thot 
and criticism, but the counterpart is be- 
ginning to be realized. American profes- 
sors are soon to proclaim New World views 
in the French universities. The first Amer- 
ican to do this is Barrett Wendell of Har- 
vard and his course deals with "America, 
Her Ideas and Institutions." A well known 
critic in "The Figaro" tells his readers that 
Professor Wendell was born in "that bet- 
tered and ingenious city, 'Boston,' separat- 
ed from Cambridge only by a river and a 
valley easily crossed by electric cars." No 
doubt our envoy professors will teach the 
Frenchman something - about us and inci- 
dentally we will learn much about ourselves 
through foreign editorial comment. 

Man} 7 of our exchanges devote much 
space to their foot ball notes, giving en- 
couragement to faithful workers, but we 
have quite as worth}' a cause to "boom." 
The Illinois Woman's College is to have a 
g-ymnasium and the enthusiasm of the girls 
is making great things possible. Every 
Athletic Association girl is devoting time 
and thot to the task of increasing the 
"Gymnasium Fund," and they are not the 
only ones interested. All the students 
whether A. A. girls or not are anxious for 



this new building'. Our faculty want to 
see it a real thing and many alumnae, old 
friends and helpers of the college are gra- 
ciously encouraging us, and we're sure to 
have it, — some good day. 
* * 

How dear to my heart 

Is the cash of subscription 

When the generous subscriber 

Presents it to view; 

But the one who won't pay 

I refrain from description; 

For, perhaps, gentle reader. 

That one may be you. 

You are coming to the Phi Nu play, aren't 
you? It will be given March 6 in the Col- 
lege Chapel, Don't miss it. 

Some figure in x, y, z, 
Others in a, b, c, 

And others when they have sums to do 
Figure in I. O. I T . 

Query — What is mind, what is matter, 
and what is soul? 

Reply — What is mind? no matter. What 
is matter? Never mind. What is soul? Im- 

F — ierce lessons 

L — ate hours 

U — nexpected company 

N — othing prepared 

K — nocked standing - . 

Play a little ping pong, 
Have a little chat, 
Make a little chocolate fudge: 
Then go, find your hat, 
Say you've had a jollv time. 
And she waves her fan. 
Isn't that exciting sport 
To tempt a healthy one. 
A South Sea Islander with a ring in his 
nose is a savage, but a New Yorker with a 
pearl screwed to her ear is civilized. 
Man hates to be tho't sentimental, but 

the gruffest have a lock of hair, a lace 
handkerchief or a faded photograph hidden 
away somewhere. 

Some friends are like titled husbands, 
pedigreed dogs or racing automobiles — easy 
to get if you have money. 

You know it is not what you know, you 
know, but what others think you know that 

Man who has everything enjoys nothing 
and the man who has nothing enjoys what 
he has. 

Life is a good deal like a see-saw and it 
pays to be decent to the fellow who is down 
for he may be up tomorrow. 

If you want to get well informed, take a 
paper. Even a paper of pins will give you 

Don't aim too high and your hopes won't 
have so far to fall. 

The best way to brighten your life is to 
brighten some one's else. 

Don't number your friends by the number 
of people who accept your dinner invita- 

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Y. W. C. A. NOTES. 

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul! and 
forget not all His benefits. 

Psalms 103:2. 

As we look back over the work of the as- 
sociation the past month, we see many ways 
in which our work has been strengthened 
and we feel truly grateful. 

For sometime before the Day of Prayer. 
January 26, the different classes had prayer 
meetings every evening- and the girls were 
brought into closer and sweeter relation- 
ship. Some of the classes have decided to 
continue these meetings once a week 
throughout the year, and it is to be hoped 
that all will follow their example. 

Many girls observed the Morning Watch 
and were greatly benefited. 

The Day of Prayer proved a blessing to 



all. Everyone who heard Dr. Spencer will 
never forget his earnest appeal, "Man shall 
not live by bread alone, but by every word 
that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." 
Reports of the class prayer meeting's, which 
were held in the morning", were given at 
the afternoon session. As we listened to 
the testimonies of so many of the girls, we 
felt that the Lord had indeed been very near 
to us. 

We were especially favored in having Miss 
Vose and Miss Miller, our beloved secreta- 
ries, with us. Many of the old girls loving- 
ly recalled the visit of Mrs. Elizabeth Cole 
Fleming last year, and a letter received 
from her at the time showed that she had 
not forgotten her I. W. C. girls. 

A personal workers class has been formed 
and we hope that this little band may do 
much to further the work of the Master. 


The members of the Phi Nu made it a 
point to visit the hall as soon as they came 
in the building after the holidays. We 
were all more than delighted with its fine 
appearance, for during our absence the pa- 
per hanger had visited us and had done all 
in his power to beautify our hall. The best 
part about it was that it was a complete 
surprise to everyone, except the Phi Nu 
members. Since Xmas new gas and elec- 
tric light fixtures and a new book case have 
been added. 

With all these improvements we have not 
forgotten our literary work and our pro- 
grammes are gradually reaching that de- 
gree of excellence which we desire. The 
following is one of the many good ones we 
have given this year. 

Phi Nu Song. 

Reading — "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," 

Mavme Poor 

Paper — "Slavery and the Old Relation 

Between the Southern Whites and Blacks," 

Mable Lyford 

Recitation— "William's Watermelon,".. . . 
Grace McPadden 

Vocal Duet — (with guitar accompani- 
ment) Clara Mayfield, Edith Phillipi 

Reading — Selection from the "Leopard's 
Spots" Paula Wood 

Debate — ' Resolved, that the Fourteenth 
Amendment should be enforced.', Affirma- 
tive, Linnie Dowell, Nellie Hohlback. Neg- 
ative, Olive Glick. Mable Weber. 

Music — "Old Black Joe", Bessie Morgan. 

Phi Nu extends a cordial invitation to all 
its old members to come and see what sort 
of work we are doing. 

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Why are the Belles Lettres girls so happy 
at present? The reason becomes evident to 
any one who steps into their hall and sees 
a most artistic fresco on the walls. The 
society color has been kept in mind, and 
the pretty yellow water-coloring of the sides 
blending into a border of paler yellow and 
a cream colored ceiling is relieved by a 
beautiful frieze of green and gold. Cur- 
tains and rich draperies, besides other at- 
tractive furnishings will be added soon and 
every girl may rejoice over the improve- 

At the society meeting Feb. 21, all the 
members will participate in a mock-trial. 
Great interest is being taken in this pro- 
gram and the different girls are carefully 
preparing their parts, so that it is expected 
that this program will prove very beneficial 
as well as intensely interesting. 

The members wish to keep in touch with 
all former Belles Lettres and will be glad to 
hear from them or welcome them at the 

Our officers are as follows: Pres., Golden 
Berryman; V. Pres., Edith Plowman; Rec. 
Sec'y., Edith Morgan; Sec'y., Marie Arthur; 
Treas., Zillah Ranson; Librarian, Beulah 
Hodgson; Chaplain, Edith Mitten; Choris- 
ter. Merta Work; Seargant at-Arms, Stella 
Shepherd; Pages, MaraeBohl, Birdee Reese. 



Long' before Xmas it was whispered 
about that the Athletic Association was 
going' to have a doin's, but only a favored 
few knew the meaning of the mysterious 
sounds which seemed to recall the warnings 
of "little Orphan Annie" and which nightly 
came floating- up from the gymnasium. On 
the evening of February 4 the mystery was 

The College chapel was tastefully decor- 
ated with College pennants and associa- 
tion colors. First was the chorus of girls 
dressed in white and as they began to sing, 
far away was heard the call of the bugle 
i and marching of many feet. Nearer and 
nearer it came until the Athletic Band in 
full array appeared and marched up on the 
platform, greeted with great applause. 
Man)' of the numbers on the following pro- 
gram were encored: 

I. W. C. College Song-. words by Eva 
Collins, '05. 

Ball Drill. 


I. W. C. Song. Words by G. Berryman,05 

Wand Drill. 

Tommy. Solo and Chorus. 

Spanish Cavalier. 


Goodbye, Little Girl, Goodbye. Solo and 


Indian Club Swinging. 

Jap Song. 

Monologue — The College Pennant. 

Minuette. Elocution Department. 

I. W. C. College Song-. Words by E. 
Starkey, '05. 

There was a large attendance and over 
SoO was taken in, and the proceeds were 
given to the gymnasium building fund. 
Cheer up. athletic girls, we are going to 
have a new building soon, are we not? 

The A. A. held its meeting for February 
in Phi Nu hall, where the captains for the 
Midgets and Brownies and the Blues and 
Whites were chosen. 

The Athletic Association is feeling well 
pleased over the result of the offer made 
concerning the new gymnasium. After the 
return from the Xmas holidays, the first 
week or two was filled with talk from all 
sides, of plans, letters, answers, one dollar, 
two dollars, five dollars, and so on. Every 
effort was made and the true spirit and 
ability of each girl was shown in the utili- 
zation of every minute and means to in- 
crease the fund. The SI, 000 which would 
have been reached had all our friends helped 
as many of them did, is still a little, a very 
little, mystery, for after the money had 
been duplicated and added to the standing- 
bank account, we had evenly six hundred 
dollars. Forty-five dollars more have been 
added since. We wish to thank all our 
friends for their interest in our work and 
the friend, especially, who made the dupli- 
cate, altho he refuses to let us know who he 

e w e. 

The work in the studio is progressing as 
usual. All the old students are back and 
have entered into their work with great 

Several new students have enrolled. 
Among these are Margaret Clark. Bessie 
Clark, Eern Hopkins, Grace McFadden. 
Elizabeth Wood, Nellie Edwards, Mrs. C. 
L. French, Mrs. Bracket and William 

Edith Phillipbi. Marion Ross and Helen 
Lewis have posed for the sketching- class 
this term. From such models could the re- 
sults be otherwise than pleasing? 

Miss Edna Rayhill was called home on 
account of a death in the family the second 
week of school, but we hope to see her 
among- us soon. 

Pickwick Papers, to be sure. 
Have you seen it? It's a cure 
If you're feeling rather blue: 

Now Monday. March the sixth, 'tis due. 
Unsurpassed is Old Phi Nu. 






We greatly appreciate the many short 
notes of greeting- lately received, and hope 
the alumnae will write to us whenever any- 
thing occurs that others would be glad to 
know. We especially ask for changes of 
addresses, .marriages, births, and deaths. 
In writing, always give the year of gradua- 

Several alumnae have recently subscribed 
for the Greetings. We hope others will do 

1854— Mrs. Georgianna Watts Wilson, 
Valencia, Kansas, writesa delightful letter, 
and sends a gift for the Gymnasium Fund. 

Mrs. Clara Ibbetson Weer, of Carlinville, 
111., is spendiug the winter iu Denver, Colo., 
1337 Race St. 

1855— Mrs. Minerva Masters Vincent, of 
Golden, Colo., writes to ask whether the 
class of 1855 will this year celebrate their 
"Jubilee." We hope so. 

1905 would be glad to greet 1855 at Com- 
mencement time. 

Mrs. Sarah Dodson Jeffries lives at 1059 
Tenth St., San Diego. Cal. 

1801— Mrs. Margaret Green Baird, Solo- 
mon City, Kansas, died Dec. 26, 1904. We 
enjoyed her visit to the College only a short 
time ago, and extend our sincere sympathy 
and love to her daughter, Mrs. Luella Baird 
Baker, of the class of '91. 

1874 — Mrs. Samantha White Watson now 
lives at 1354 Holmes Ave., Springfield, 111. 

1870 — Mrs. Annie Hobbs Woodcock now 
lives at Fairfield, Neb. 

1864 — Mary Pegram is spending the win- 
ter at San Diego, California. 917 Tenth St. 

1880— Mrs. Dell Moudy Nichols is now at 
274 W. 140 St., New York City. 

1888— Olive Fulton is now Mrs. Frank A. 
Nimock, 123 E. Maple St., Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Mary Dickson and Isaline Dickson, 1901, 
are having a successful year in charge of 

the College of Music of the University of 
Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington. 

1899 — Mrs. Lulu Weems Snyder is now at 
Holdenville, Indian Territory. 

1891 — Miss Mabel Seamans Wilder is now 
at 415 Walnut St., Baraboo, Wis. 

Ninetta Layton is now in Jacksonville, 111. 

1892— Mrs. Etta Nichols Styan, 305 Elm 
St., Champaign, 111., rejoices in a new baby 
daughter who will some day we hope be an 
I. W. C. girl. 

1893 — Mrs. Helen Digby Davis now lives 
at 1215 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, Mich. 
We all sympathize with her in the loss of 
one of her two-year-old twins, Helen May, 
who died Dec. 8. 1904. 

'94 — Frances Melton, now instructor in 
the School of Music of the James Milliken ' 
University at Decatur, 111., gave a recital re- 
cently, which was spoken of in the highest 

Mrs. Jessie Browning Stone now lives at 
1007 Greenlief St., Peoria, HI. 

'94 and '96 — Mrs. Emma Steadley Tomp- 
kins, is president, and Mrs. Jessica Arenz 
Coleman is chairman of the program com- 
mittee of the Chaminade Musical Club of 
Palmyra, 111. Among the members we note 
the names of Opal Farmer and Harriet All- 
mond, who used to attend the College. 

1895 — Bertha Reed is now teacher of Ger- 
man in the Girls' Latin School, Baltimore, 

Mrs. Eleanor Boston Putnam is now at 
2029 Maple Ave.. Evanston, 111. 

1876— Clara Welch is now Mrs. W. A. 
Green, Wausau, Wis. 

1897 — Mrs. Linda Lavtou Trapp is now 
at 107>£ N. 5th St., Springfield, 111. She 
has been appointed treasurer of the Alum- 
nae Association in place of Elizabeth Hark- 
er, 1903, who resigned because she is study- 
ing art in New York City. 

1898 — Elsie Laughney will graduate at 
Smith College this year. She has made a 
record there of which we are all proud. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Winterbottom Carriel now 
lives at Redstone, Colo. 

1900— Alice Abbott is now Mrs. F. A. Mc- 
Carty. Her husband is pastor of the M. E. 
Church at Gibson City, 111. 

1902 — Mrs. Gertrude Tanner Day now 
lives at Welsh La. Olive Adams, 1901, is 
spending the winter with her. 






NO. 6 


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Chance observers saw nothing remark- 
able about New Lexington. In their eyes 
it was merely an unimportant little village 
three miles distant from a railroad that 
wound its way over the prairies of Central 

The twelve dwellings, the combination 
store and post-office, the prehistoric church, 
and the weather-beaten black-smith shop 
comprising this pastoral settlement, were 
ranged on either side of its only thorough- 
fare, — a wide road bordered by straggling 
weeds. Here, in their respective seasons, 
dog-fennel flourished its white and yellow 
blossoms, tall stalks of mullen rose like 
sentinels; and, nestling beneath the fences, 
rail, wire, and paling, grew myriads of 
"Johnny-jump-ups," which were eagerly 
sought by the school children. There was 
need of paint; there was dearth of style, 
but the inhabitants did not trouble them- 
selves about such things, and it came to 
pass that contentment, all-pervading and 
ambitionless, seemed to prevail. True, 
there was nothing remarkable about New 
Lexington, but it deserves mention for one 
reason, namely: it was the boyhood home 
of Thomas Jefferson. And to him it was 
the most wonderful place in the world. 
* * * * 

Hard bv the frowning blacksmith shop 
was a house, long' and low and brown and 

old. Its many windows of many panes 
looked out upon a grass-plot dotted with 
shrubbery and beds of old-fashioned flow- 
ers. In a corner of the front yard a mighty 
maple tree had grown to maturity. Its 
great branches overshadowed the brown 
house and reached far across the road. The 
outer side of the maple-tree corner was 
formed by a wide gate that swung clumsily 
between two posts sufficiently large to af- 
ford a comfortable seat on top. 

Solomon, in all his glory, could jiot be 
compared to the king and queen of New 
Lexington, who resembled the lillies of the 
field inasmuch as they toiled not, neither 
did they spin. For with them it was the 
time of life when the hours between the 
singing of the birds at dawn and the com- 
ing- of the sandman at eve were longer and 
happier than they ever are again. It was 
when imagination held sway; when confi- 
dence was unshaken; when troubles came 
rarely, and cares weighed not at all; when 
the future was a faraway land where every- 
one did as he pleased and the sun shone 
always. Bare feet and pinafores were the 
regalia of the realm, and the rulers knew 
not of their royalty until their reign was 
over. Thomas Jefferson, sovereign of 
New Lexington, had attained the mature 
age of eight years, while Susan Margaret, 
his neighbor and inseparable companion. — 
but, I forgot, girls never tell their ages. 
Anyway, she was younger. 



Susan Margaret dwelt in the low brown 
house and Thomas Jefferson, the son of the 
village physician, lived just three doors 
away. He was a chubby, curly headed, 
self-willed, "little fellow, who expressed his 
views in a rather startling fashion. "When 
I'm big," he declared, "I'm goin' to be a 
doctor like papa 'n kill people, — but I won't 
never hurt Susan.'' Again, having over- 
heard the minister and the postmaster dis- 
cuss the time-worn subject of "brains ver- 
sus money," he remarked sagely that "Pa- 
pa didn't have much sense, but he had some 
money." Then he wondered why they 

And Susan? She was as wee and dainty 
and graceful a lass as one would care to 
see. She affected costumes of blue ging- 
ham, and invariably wore sunbonnets which 
revealed the coloring' of her delicate features 
surrounded by their framework of curls. 
But when one looked into her face he forgot 
everything save her eyes. They were big 
and round and brown with a seemingly un- 
limited power of expression. It was prob- 
ably for this reason that she talked less 
than most children. Her domestic ideas 
embodied themselves in the residence be- 
neath the maple-tree, for here had been 
constructed what is known as a "play- 
house," wonderful triumph of juvenile 

Lines of stones partitioned off the seven 
rooms which were ecpuipped with a most 
singular collection of household supplies. 
There was a toy piano, that in spite of its 
six dilapidated keys gave forth music sur- 
passing Beethoven's harmonies, and there 
was a splint-bottomed chair with a broken 
leg, the seat of honor always reserved for 
company. Delft and Sevres could not have 
been more brightly than the fragments of 
glass and pottery arranged in a rude cup- 
board along the paling fence. Among 
other articles might be mentioned a bent 
pewter spoon, two tomato cans of sand, and 
a table spread with various kinds of mud 
pastry, the choicest of which according to 
the amateur cook was "Martha Washing- 

ton" cake. Combinations of planks and 
bricks comprised the remainder of the fur- 
niture, and the festival of house cleaning 
was always observed after a rain. 

Susan and Thomas Jefferson mutually 
regarded Sunday as the most miserable day 
of the week, because of their banishment 
from the maple tree corner. Their moth- 
ers, however, knew that mud pie making 
meant disaster to seventh day garments 
and were inexorable. Hence the twain at- 
tended Sunday School in pious rebellion. 

But of such is the kingdom of Heaven. 

* * * * 

On summer mornings the residents of 
New Lexington often enjoyed an open air 
concert. The program began after Thomas 
Jefferson had slipped away from home and 
seated himself upon the gate-post beneath 
the maple tree. Then one heard his long' 
drawn out notes of "hoop=foo, hoof>=poo, 
hooft=poo" which he patiently continued in 
the hope of informing Susan of his proximi- 
ty. And soon a sunbonneted figure would 
come tripping around the low brown house 
and clamber on the other gate post. The 
king and queen of New Lexington with all 
the world at their feet. Afar down the 
road floated the childish trebles singing 
the old — 

"Go tell Aunt Rhoda, 

Go tell Aunt Rhoda, 

Go tell Aunt Rhoda 

Her old gray goose is dead." 

* * * * 

On sundry occasions they journeyed to 
London in the coach. The passerby, howev- 
er, saw only an old-fashioned high buggy oc- 
cupied by a wee maid and a pink faced boy. 
A wide brimmed straw hat shaded the little 
lad's eyes which shone with the lustre of 
health and good spirits. In one sunburnt 
hand he held a pair of rope lines attached 
to the buggy shafts, in the other he grasped 
a peach tree switch. When I passed the 
gate an exciting runaway was in progress. 
The small boy had thrown all his weight 
upon the reins and the echoes resounded 
with his shouts of "Whoa, Bill, whoa!" 



"Both back wheels are off," he shouted, 
"and the horses are runnin" across the 
Mississiffle river!" 

••Tommy." remarked the other occupant 
of the coach, who sat placidly holding' the 
cat attired in doll clothes, "they've run 
away long 'nougta now, les' drive." And so 
it was, the steeds traveled along- smooths- 
after emerging from the Father of waters- 
From time to time T. Jefferson announced 
the stations, first the "United States,' then 
"Boston," finally "Africa." the last depot 
before London. 

"Git up." shouted the small bov, waving 
the peach tree switch and shaking the lines 
vigorously. "Git up! Whoa now!" Al" 
though the vehicle moved not, and the 
steeds were invisible, the occupants ap- 
peared content with their rate of speed. 
They had traveled thousands of miles in 
that same way, while the family horse 
grazed peacefullv in the pasture. In fact, 
one might almost sav that they had reached 
their destination before starting. 

"Tommy!" called a woman's voice three 
doors away. "Tom-e-e!" But the royalty 
of New Lexington tarried. "Ain't been 
here but two hours," grumbled he. "Taint 
near dinner time." 

"Tom-e-e!" very decisively. "Come here 
this minute." 

And I beheld the king clamber down from 
his perch and flee madly down the road, 
straightway forgetting both London and 

the coach. 

* * * * 

Friends and acquaintances frequently 
came to do homage at the court of Thomas 
and Susan. These never failed to remark 
that they had only half an hour to stay and 
never failed to remain twice or thrice as 
long. Sometimes the visitors did not make 
their adieux in the best of humor. For in- 
stance, there was a frowsy headed boy, 
who, while walking backwards and kicking 
up the dust with his bare feet, shook his 
fist menacingly at his host and hostess. 
"Me mad at you," he sputtered wildly, "me 
tell my maw on you, me cut youah head off! 

Me nevah comin' back any moah!" He re- 
turned next day and his conduct was ex- 
cused on the ground that he was only five. 

The hammock constituted a favorite re- 
sort and its constant usage was attested by 
the fact that not a spear of grass grew be- 
neath it. After "letting the old cat die," 
they sat quietly and told each other stories 
more marvelous than those of Frank R. 
Stockton, and fell completely under the 
spell of their own imagination. 
* * * * 

Humanity is prone to err. but only once 
did Thomas Jefferson tire of the maple-tree 
corner and yearn for the wide, wide world. 
And it was not strange. 

It was a day when the bluest of skies 
bent over green-clad hills and meadows, 
over trees in full soft leaf and roses in riot- 
ous abundance. 

Thomas Jefferson occupied one gate-post 
and Susan Margaret enthroned upon the 
other. They were tired of story-telling, 
stick horses and corn-cob dolls had lost 
their charm, only crumbs remained of their 
afternoon's supply of cookies, the buggy 
was in the shed and the hammock was un- 
dergoing repairs. 

Thomas Jefferson dangled his straw hat 
by its ribbons and looked down the dusty, 
weed-bordered road which ran its course 
between pasture lands enclosed by zig-zag 
rail fences. Over his sunburnt face came a 
wistful expression which changed into one 
of hope when his mother passed on her way 
to the post office. He glanced about him; 
there was not a soul to be seen save the 
two diminutive figures on the gate-posts. 
He was experimenting all a sportsman's 
longing to hook the finny tribe and the 
temptation was more than heart could bear. 

"Susan," he said, jamming his hat on 
with unnecessary energy, "les go fishin' in 
the little pond bv the wild cherry tree." 

Susan turned her big eyes fully toward 
him. "I'd like to, but I dassent." answered 

"Humph! My maw's gone 'n yourn's gone. 


Nobody'll see us. 'Taint far," urged T. 

In her hesitation his lady fair reflectively 
chewed the string of her sunbonnet. 
Thomas strove to make his argument irre- 

"Susan,'' he said earnestly, "if you don't 
go now, you'll never get another chance. 
'N if you don't go 'long, I'm goin' by my- 
self." Ah, wily tempter! He knew where- 
of he spoke. 

And away thev went, with long sticks for 
poles, twine for lines, and bent pins for 

"When I'm growed up," announced the 
3'oung gentleman solemnly, "I'll take care 
of you, 'n we'll go fishin' all summer." 

* * * * 

It was a shallow little pond near the road- 
side. Round about it tall grass waved and 
over it bent a gnarled wild cherry tree. No 
fish had been in its waters within the mem- 
ory of man, but the two knew it not: thev 
innocently supposed that all bodies of water 
were inhabited by Ash. Having arrived 
there, they forgot the future completely, so 
engrossed were they in watching for the 
whale which Thomas Jefferson firmly be- 
lieved would soon appear. Hence they were 
thoroughly surprised to hear in stentorian 
masculine tones, "Tom, what are you doing 

"Pa's a' callin' me," ejaculated the son in 
terrified haste. 

The father of T. Jefferson leaned against 
the pasture bars and looked over at the 
prodigals who stood not on the order of 
their going. They went home in tears and 
retired without dining. They never forgot 
the experience because they could not. 


The grass was at its greenest, the trees 
were in full leaf and the skies were never 
fairer than on a summer's day seventeen 
years later. But the far away land of the 
future where every one did as he pleased 
had become the rough and tumble country 
of the present where every one did as he 

could. And often the ideas of travelers 
changed greatly as they journeyed. 

Seventy-five miles distant from the village 
of New Lexington rose the spires of a busy 
city. And down a certain street thereof 
came a young man riding a bicycle. He 
leaned far over the handle bars and pedaled 
vigorously. As he scudded past one caught 
a glimpse of a gray business suit, a straw 
hat and spectacles. 

He glanced across to the side walk, where 
attired in trim shirt-waist and walking 
skirt, tripped a girl with wavy hair, and 
delicate features and big brown eyes. She 
carried a stenographer's note book. 

The young woman nodded and the young 
man doffed his hat jerkily. T. Jefferson 
always was awkward. But he didn't know 
it. Just then he was in great haste. He 
kept books in a bank and had a scant hour 
in which to get home, eat dinner and talk 
to his wife. For three months before he 
had become a benedict. 

And the girl with expressive eyes who 
had other plans in view, smiled mischiev- 
ously as she went her way. Perhaps she 
thought of the time when she went fishing 
with bare-footed Thomas Jefferson. Who 
can tell? 

Beulah P. Dyer, 
Class of 1902 I. W. C. Arenzville, 111. 



Circulars describing the Students' Aid 
Association and announcing the coopera- 
tion of the Alumnae with the Students' Aid 
for the purpose of securing an endowment 
fund of SI, 000, have been sent to every grad- 
uate of I. W. C. as far as correct addresses 
could be ascertained. In response, the 
treasurer has received many encouraging 
replies, usually accompanied by dues for 
the current year, and in some cases by ad- 
ditional gifts or assurances of substantial 
aid before the annual meeting in June. As 
rapidly as money is received, it is deposited 



at interest and with the amount alreadj- in 
the treasury of the two associations, forms 
an encouraging- nucleus for the scholarship 
fund. It is a plan that will appeal to every 
loyal alumna, and it is earnestly hoped 
that some will have the desire and the 
means to contribute sums of $25. $50 and 
$100 to help accomplish the plan. 

Helen- T. Kennedy, '98, President. 

Mrs. Aliiert Trapp, '97, Treas., 
107-, N. Fifth St., Springheld. 111. 



moonshiner's view. 

About six o'clock night afore last. I found 
myself in a reg'lar jam of people, all goin' 
in one direction, an' thinks I, I'll g-o along 
an' see the fun. Seemed kinder quare-like 
ter me. They wuz all dressed up sorter 
peculiar, an' I tho't mebbe there wuz a fan- 
cy dress dance agoin' on somewheres. I 
worked my way pretty well up in front, an' 
waz carried along downstairs to a big room 
called a "dining room." I steered fer a back 
seat, so's I could see the doin's. The room 
wuz full o' tables, all set out purty (with 
paper handkerchiefs with flags printed on 
'em) an' there wuz also rale silver knives 
an' forks an' spoons. There wa'n't uothin' 
on at first but some little dishes o' butter 
an' some kind o' salad with green leaves 
around it an' a cake with red an' white 
sticks stuck into it, an' a dish of green 
plums, which were kinder bitter, but g-ood. 
Some o' my ole pards gethered roun' the 
table, an' some o' the stylishest-lookin' 
ladies I ever laid eyes on, purty. mighty 
purty. A girl brought some more things 
on soon. My, that dinner was good. I 
don't git sitch spreads often, but you better 
believe I knows the real thing when I sees 
it. It was a swell dinner, no mistake. An' 
there was a little hatchet, (I s'pose taken 
from the one George chopped the tree down 

with) at each plate, an' we wus allowed to 
keep 'em. 

People made a good many passin' remarks 
about me, sayin' how fierce I looked, an' 
backin' away when I cum near. I allays 
kerry my knife an' powder horn, jist fer 
safety, an' I s'pose I ain't what you would 
call a pretty man. but land. I wouldn't hurt 
a fly 'thout he wuz troublin' me a good deal. 

An' say, it 'ud make you grin to see some 
o' them folks eat. They'd pick around with 
their forks, an' nibble at the oyster paddles, 
I believe they called 'em, (they wuz rale 
good), an' it looked like they wuz jesteatin' 
to kill time. I enj'yed my vittles. I tell you. 

As I begun to remark sum time ago, that 
was a queer crowd; I dunno but it wuz as 
queer a one as ever I wuz in. Each table 
had the name of one of these here United 
States tacked up by it somewheres. 

At the Virginia table, there wuz George 
an' Marthy Washington as big- as life, an' 
ole Cap'n John Smith, an' a retinoo of other 
lords an' ladies; from the far west there 
wuz a lot of cowboys an' some stately wim- 
nieii; then there wus some nuns, an' priests, 
which is men with gownds on: a set of 
peaceable lookiu' folks called Quakers, and 
Minnyonites or somethiu', — these last 
wouldn't smile, no not for a keg of wDiskey. 
They wore heavy whiskers, an' the Quakers 
had broad collars around their necks, and 
the wimmen wore gray dresses an' sunbon- 
nets. There wuz also a collection of ne- 
groes an' Indians, — these last lookin' very 
dangersome in their blankets, feathers an' 
warpaint. Some funny little dutch people 
with wooden shoes, some floury lookin' folks 
from Minnysoty an' some college fellers 
with caps an' gownds, witches an' Purytaus 
from Massychusetts, wuz there too, an' also 
some kind of a show from Lawsiana. These 
wuz fixed up rale nice. 

After the ice cream, mind you. we-all went 
upstairs, an' som' people they called orkes- 
try played a rale good toon, an' George an' 
Marthy, who seemed rale spry for their age, 
began to march, and the crowd jined in. an' 



I seezed hold of a purty gal's arm, an' 
capered along - with the best of 'em. 

When thev got tired everyone went into a 
big room filled with chairs an' sot down. 
There wuz a stage up in front, an' they lied 
a lot of shadder picters, they called 'em, 
about advertisements sich as I seen in a 
noospaper onct. an' some tabloos, tho' I 
seen nothin blue about them. They wuz 
rale purty. An' Ichabod Crane, our singin' 
teacher, showed them how to carry on a 
singin' schule. Ichabod's a smart feller. 

After a while somebuddy played some 
music, and a couple o' ole coons danced an' 
there was lots o' other jiggin'; some o' them 
purty gals toed it off fine. Then there wuz 
another march, an' at 9:15 the crowd broke 
up, an' I scattered too. It was a rale en- 
j'yable time, an' I wuz rite glad I happened 
along. J. k. '08. 


I came from Pennsylvania to spend 
Washington's Birthday at the I. YV. C. in 
Jacksonville. At six o'clock we were taken 
to the all-too-gaily decorated dining-room, 
where an elegant, if not substantial dinner 
was served. I, with my own circle of 
friends, sat at a table in the center of the 
room, and at one side of us was a table of 
negroes, who were very loud and boister- 
ous. On another side was a table of, I sup- 
pose, high society people; the young girls 
were dressed very immodestly, while the 
young men actually tried to flirt with us. 
Their conduct was really very shocking. 

There were two wicked looking men with 
guns and bottles of "Kentucky Rye," and 
while we were eating they scandalized the 
company present, one of them going around 
trying to sell his rye, and the other, carry- 
ing his gun, taking part in a vulgar and 
unnecessary quarrel. 

After dinner, instead of having evening 
prayers and going peacefully to bed, there 
was a Grand March and we were in the 
same line with cowboys, miners, improper- 
ly dressed society people, Indians, China- 
men and Negroes; but I am glad to say we 

kept our sober dignity throughout and thus 
helped greatly the appearance of the line. 
George and Martha Washington lead the 
March and they were very dignified, al- 
though a little over-dressed. 

After a while there was an entertainment 
in the Chapel and in the front hall of the 
College there was actually jigging, cake- 
walking and Indian war dances, also the 
singing- and playing of popular music. I 
never before spent an evening with such 
people and I was glad when the refresh- 
ments were served and I could take my de- 
parture. The Quaker. 

f. s '06. 


It was the twenty-second day of the 
second month of the year nineteen hundred 
and five, when a number of the Puritans 
were asked to dine at the Illinois Woman's 
College, to celebrate the birthday of that 
great and good man, George Washington, 
the father ot our country. 

We assembled at the appointed time with 
our Bibles and Prayer Books, supposing 
of course that the evening would be spent 
in giving thanks to God for the noble man 
who was instrumental in freeing our coun- 
try, and in prayer for the continuation of 
the prosperous condition which she now 

We were somewhat surprised to find the 
dining' room so brilliantly lighted, and 
elaborately decorated, and as we walked in 
with bowed heads, we were conscious of 
many pairs of curious eyes cast upon us, as 
if wondering what we were doing there. 

When we looked over the dining room we 
beheld a sight that I think would make the 
saints groan. The room was full of girls 
dressed in thin gause dresses of every color 
of the rainbow, with painted cheeks, and 
curled hair, that fairly made us blush. 
There were negroes and witches, moon- 
shiners and angels, fine ladies with their 
gallant escorts, and many more which were 
quite shocking. They were dressed very 
iuappropiately, and were laughing, taking, 



and staring in a way quite different from 
the dignity and the solemnity which the 
occasion demanded. 

Over in one corner, we spied the repre- 
sentatives of the Puritans, and poor ones 
they were too, for they were smiling very 
broadly at times, and their faces could not 
assume that good and holy look that is so 
necessary to a pure life. 

Instead of eating silently as they should 
they chattered incessantly, and they seemed 
to have none of those quiet, simple manners 
that are so becoming to young girls. 

After dinner they rushed noisily up to 
the Chapel where we were to be entertained 
the remainder of the evening. Think of 
having an entertainment on George Wash- 
ington's birthday! 

While there we saw and heard things 
that we really supposed could never exist 
in a girls' school. There were shadow 
pictures, singing schools, cake walks, and 
every kind of frivolous and sinful amuse- 

It was all so shocking that as soon as 
possible we left that hilarious crowd, and 
when once outside the door we thanked 
God in our hearts that we did not beloug" to 
such an unrighteous people. c. H. '07. 

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The attention of the pupils of the School 
of Elocution is again called to the new 
Gymnasium fund. Knowing the limitations 
which meet our efforts in staging plays at 
present, no one will appreciate more than 
we the increased facilities offered by the 
plans for the new gymnasium with a stage. 

"Will there be a May festival this year?'' 
"Who will be your artists?" Other such 
inquiries have been made from time to time 
and the more frequently since spring has 
come. The Mendelssohn club will give 
Handel's The Messiah at the May festival 
this year, which will take place May 2 and 3. 
There will be two artist recitals, besides 
the grand chorus concert, and the public is 
kindly requested to reserve these dates and 
cooperate in making these events of unus- 
ual iuterest for our city, attracting to us 
many of our central Illinois towns and 
cities. Such is the case elsewhere where 
these festivals are held annually. The ar- 

tists will be Mrs. Ada M. Sheffield, so- 
prano; Mrs. Brackou, contralto; Mr. J. R. 
Miller, tenor; Mr. William Beard, basso, 
and Mrs. Jennette Dumo Collins, pianist. 
Mrs. Brackon and Mr. Miller will also ap- 
pear together at the artist recital, and the 
entire quartet at the Messiah concert. Mrs. 
Collins will likewise give an artist recital. 


In the spring, a young girl's fancy light- 
ly, yet some times seriously turns to thots 
of athletics. Not to the bandaged arms, 
the broken ankles, the sprained fingers, 
however, but to the pleasures of out door 
games regardless of accidents. The meets 
and the base ball games rank among the 
first, but English hockey is to be introduced 
as one of our field games. Great interest 
now prevails, and let every athletic girl be 
interested. What will be the results? May 
the future hold in store for us many pleas- 
ant games and few broken bones. 

Our girls are very enthusiastic about the 
new gym, and have pledged Dr. Harker 
that they will raise SI, 500 if he will under- 
take to raise the rest of the required $10,000 
or $12,000. The association already has 
nearly S700 of their pledge and the motto 
now is, the new gym within a year. We 
are going to do it because we can. Loyal 
athletic girls, don't let the grass grow un- 
der your feet, but get busy. Kind readers, 
you will help us, won't you? 


Work while you work and play when you 
play is our motto. Miss Knoff went to 
Chicago a week ago and we all enjoyed our 
vacation of three days. 

Misses Grace McFadden. Lucile Wood- 
ward. Aledia Jones and Helen Smith have 
favored the art class as models this month. 

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The first senior piano recital was given 
by Miss Edith Massey, pupil of Mr. Stead. 
She gave a finely rendered program, dis- 
playing excellent techuic and showing a 
thorough musical understanding of the 
work in hand. 

A number of teachers and students at- 
tended the Paderewski concert at Spring- 


The College Greetings 


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jacksonville, illinois. 

faculty committee 

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Editor-in-chief Linnie Dowell 

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Phi nu Mable Burns 

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Y. W. C. A. Amelia Postel 

Elocution Paula Wood 

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Printed in the Office of Len G. Magill, Jacksonville, III. 
No. 227 East State St. Illinois Phone 418 

The g-ift of Illinois to Statuary Hall in 
Washington, D. C. statue of Frances E. 
Willard: was first shown to the public on 
February seventeenth. There was no elab- 
orate ceremony of unveiling' Miss Wear's 
fine work. but. in as simple a way as the 
subject herself would have desired, the 
marble statue was placed beside that of 
George Washington. During the whole 
day, people thronged past to gaze with re- 
spect and reverence on the pure, sweet 
features chiseled in the glistening white. 
Several hundred school children were 
among the crowds and each child laid on 
the base of the monument a white lily. It 
was Woman's day in the halls of Congress, 
both houses pausing in their work to pay 
tribute to "The foremost woman of her 

times." There were several speeches made 
by Illinoians, senators and representatives. 
Many considered the most eloquent, the ad- 
dress of Senator Beveridge whose words 
brought tears to the eyes of many men and 
caused the galleries to resound with great 
applause. Someone has said that if one of 
our ancestors who helped to build the Capi- 
tol had prophesized that one day a woman 
would be canonized in it, he would have 
met with scornful ridicule. Only fifty years 
ago a woman first received a diploma in an 
American college. The placing of the 
statue of Miss Willard truly carries a wide 
significance. It marks this, justly, a new 
era — the era of woman. 

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One of the Senior essays recently read in 
Chapel dealt, in a somewhat general way, 
with school fraternities and societies. Al- 
though these exist in great numbers in the 
large colleges and universities of the coun- 
try and are enthusiastically upheld by their 
zealous members, fraternities and societies 
are not to be encouraged in high schools, 
secondary schools and small colleges. 
Many institutions are passing strict meas- 
ures prohibiting such societies as harmful 
to the best interests of the schools. The 
initiations have often been proved injurious 
to health and mental vigor. The neces- 
sarily small number admitted to chapters, 
encourages the formation of exclusive 
"cliques," and, on the whole, the influence 
is not beneficial. 

December twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred 
four, will probably be remembered by Lon- 
doners as "The Black Christmas." Pos- 
sibly a denser, more impenetrable fog has 
not been seen in the "city of fogs" than 
that which prevailed Christmas week. An 
interesting' experiment was tried to prove 
that the mist could be dispelled by the use 
of a great electric charge. As it returned, 
however, as soon as the current was turned 
off, it is doubtful whether enough electrici- 

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ty could be generated in all England to put 
to rout a real London fog. 

The Japanese are surprising the military 
world by some of their recently displayed 
tactics and General Oyaraa is the leader in 
these engagements. It is interesting to 
know that his wife was in the United States 
for eleven years and during that time grad- 
uated from Vassar College. The Mar- 
chioness is very active in a Woman's Na- 
tional Society in her native land, while her 
husband is at the front. 

The Gymnasium Fund is growing, for 
President Harker reports several new gifts. 
The Greeting's, as representative of all 
phases of the College life, is thoroughly 
glad and has faith to believe that the much- 
longed-for building will be on the campus 
in the near future. 

you are playing, never think of work. 

Measure your desires by fortune, never 
fortunes by your desires. 

The anticipation of Saturday and the 
recollection of Monday reduce our study 
week to four days. 

One of our exchanges tells that at the 
University of California the students are 
allowed to draw books from the general 
library. If books are kept longer than the 
stated, the students are fined SI. 00 a day 
for extra time. To enforce this rule the 
librarian may prevent the culprit from grad- 
uating until fines are paid. If similar rules 
were adopted here we might be S50 wealth- 
ier. The Greetings Board should make 
and enforce such laws relating to the ex- 
change copies taken from the library. Be 
careful, girls. 



Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford who died 
recently in Honolulu, was the victim of a 
very mysterious crime. While in her home 
in San Francisco an attempt was made to 
poison her. She was saved, however, and, 
soon after, departed for Honolulu where 
another and successful onslaught on her 
life proved fatal. The poisoning has been 
proved due to the use of a certain bottle of 
bicarbonate of soda, but the person or per- 
sons involved in the crime have not been 
traced. She and her husband made pos- 
sible, through their generosity, the great 
Leland Stanford University. It is thot 
that from her fortune of ten million dollars 
she bequeathes still more toward its sup- 

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Women have the genius of charity. A 
man gives but his gold; a woman adds to it 
her sympathy. 

A coquette is to a man what a toy is to a 
child; as long as it pleases him he keeps it. 

When you are working, work hard; when 

May every man be what he thinks himself 
to be. 

May every day bring more happiness than 

May bad fortune follow but never catch 

May our injuries be written on sand and 
our friendships in marble. 

May you live as long as you like and have 
what you like as long as you live. 

May we never murmur without cause and 
never have cause to murmur. 

May our faults be written on the seashore 
and every good action be a wave to wash 
them out. 

Everything comes to him who hustles 
while he waits. 

To our Chaperons — May they be deaf, 
dumb and blind. 

To woman — She needs no eulogy — she 
speaks for herself. 

To marriage — which is like a beleaguered 
fortress — those who are without want to 
g-et in and those within want to get out. 





Mrs. Lloyd W. Snerly was the guest of 
Nellie Edwards on the evening- of March 6. 

Mrs. J. Edward Garm was the guest of 
her sister, Miss Weaver, at the Colonial 
dinner Feb. 22. 

Dr. O. B. Yaruell of Bowen, 111., was the 
guest of his sister Lena one Monday last 

A number of teachers and students at- 
tended the Paderewski concert in Spring- 

Miss Mottie Merle Brown of the class of 
'04 was married to Mr. Frank Cruin Din- 
widdie of Literberry. at 4:30 Wednesday, 
February IS. Dr. Harker officiated and 
several from the College attended. 

We are now having senior essays in chap- 
el on the average of two and three a week. 

Dr. Harker spent Sunday with Mr. H. C. 
Pratt of Virginia to be present at the dedi- 
cation of a new church. 

Mrs. Chas. Moore of Chatham, III., spent 
Sunday with her daughter Fannie. 

Miss Frances Weaver is visiting our Miss 
Weaver this week. 

Mrs. T. S. Marshall spent Feb. 22 and 23 
with her niece, Anne Marshall. 

Carrie Luken attended the wedding of a 
friend in Orleans, 111., last week. 

Mary Smith spent Sunday, Marcli 5, with 
Fannie Moore at her home in Chatham, 111. 

Mrs. Short, a Deaconess from the St. 
Louis Epworth Evangelistic Institute, call- 
ed at the College Feb 27. 

The time has come when senior vacations 
are in order, when commencement gowns 
must be planned and the photographers 
have to be visited. 

It is not often that the Juniors and Soph- 
omores have anything in common, but since 
both classes have been studying Macauley's 
Essays on Milton lately, both can appreci- 
ate the following: 

Miss N. : What does Macaulev say about 
"the fine frenzy" of the poet? 

H.: He says that to be able to write po- 
etry one must have some kind of men- 
tal trouble. 

This explains, perhaps, the reason why 
some of us can not write poetry. 

The Greetings has received from Hinds, 
Noble and Eldredge of 31-35 West Fifteenth 
Ave., New York, their new college song 
book, '-The Most Popular College Songs." 
There is a great variety in the material as 
it contains all the popular songs both new 
and old of the leading" colleges. The songs 
are so arranged that they do not grow tire- 
some: in fact the very opposite is true, for 
the interest is held until the end is reached. 
The type and paper are especially good. It 
is even more popular than that excellent 
collection Songs of all Colleges, now so 
extensively used. 

Mr. Eisenmeyer of Trenton, 111., and Mr. 
Maine of Manchester called to see their 
daughters recently. 

Mrs. Bethard and daughter, of Fairbury, 
visited her daughter Bessie for a few days. 

Mrs. and Mr. Work of Galesburg came to 
attend the senior piano recital given by 
their daughter, Miss Merta. 

Washington's birthday was celebrated 
with unusual exercises. An elaborate din- 
ner was served. Each table represented a 
state in the Union, consequently race prej- 
udices were laid aside and we had the 
quaint quakers from Pennsylvania and 
that merry plantation scene from Georgia. 
Sometimes the girls may wish that the 
chaperons were deaf, dumb and dlind to all 
our acts, but this time let us propose three 
rousing cheers, since they so readily saw 
and understood our wants and desires. 

Mrs. J. E. MacMurray of Chicago spent 
several days with her daughter. Miriam, 
She sang delightfully at the Phi Nu enter- 
tainment and again at Chapel Tuesday. 
All the girls enjoyed her songs, and were 
very sorry that Mrs. MacMurray had to 
leave so soon. 

Mrs. James B. Coe of Quincy, III., spent 
Sunday and Monday at the College, the 
guest of her daughter, Greta. 

The Y. W. C. A. quartet and two stud- 
ents from the School of Elocution furnished 
entertainment for the Woman's Christian 
Association at the Y. M. C. A. Friday af- 

Dr. Harker addressed the Woman's Club 
Saturday, March II, on Thirty Years of 
Educational Progress. 



Y. W. C. A. NOTES. 

Another year lias passed in the life of the 
association and, as we look back on the 
work of the year, we notice successes and 
failures; but we are glad that the successes 
loom up through the dark cloud of failures 
and make these seem very insignificant in- 
deed. The officers of the past year deserve 
special praise for their efficient and well 
directed leadership. We feel assured that 
this same earnest Christian spirit and de- 
votion to duty will guide the new officers 
during' the coming year. 

President — Nellie Holnback. 

Vice President — Louise Fackt. 

Recording Secretary — Nellie Miller. 

Corresponding Secretary — Edith Mitten. 

Treasurer — Rena Crum. 

We were favored in having Miss Ethel 
Dobbins, the general secretary at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois, with us for a few days. 
The association had a pleasant "at home" 
in her honor and the girls considered it a 
great privilege to make Miss Dobbin's ac- 

One of the most interesting meetings of 
the month was the intercollegiate meeting. 
A number of letters had been received from 
our sister associations and these were 
greatly enjoyed by all. We were pleased 
to have several members of the Y. W. C. A. 
of Illinois College with us. 

Two mission study classes meet regular- 
ly. Three classes have been formed. 

We are looking forward to another visit 
from Miss Miller before the close of school. 

College seal pins have been ordered by 
the association and we feel certain that 
every girl will desire to possess one. 


All the members wended their way to the 
society hall Feb. 14 with an unusually hap- 
py expression on their faces, indicative of 
the feeling of gladness in the heart. Form- 
er members living in the city were especial- 
ly urged to be present that afternoon to 
help celebrate the splendid results of efforts 
to improve the hall. Mrs. Baldwin, Miss 
Kneckler and Miss Louise Moore spoke of 
the society when they were members, and a 
recital of their efforts, work, trials, success 
and loyalty, was of the greatest interest 

and benefit to all present. Besides these 
helpful words from old Belles Lettres, the 
Vice Pres. and President made enthusiastic 
talks that appealed to all, inspiring each 
girl to do stronger work, and making the 
day one not soon to be forgotten. 

The societv is very grateful for all the 
donations and letters of good wishes re- 
ceived from former members and friends. 


On Monday evening, Mar. (>. the Phi Nu 
society presented "Pickwick Papers" before 
one of the largest audiences the College has 
had this year. Phi Nu is noted for its good 
plays and this one was no exception to the 
general rule. Althoug'h the play was en- 
tirely different in character from its prede- 
cessors and much more difficult to present, 
our friends were not disappointed. 

Grace McFadden in the role of Sam Well- 
er and Miriam McMurray as the father, Mr. 
Tony Weller, contributed not a little to the 
success of the play. The manner in which 
they rendered their parts caused much mer- 

Ruby Hildreth in the character of Mr. 
Winkle, Jen Harker as Mr. Tupman, Rena 
Crum as Mr. Pickwick and Amelia Eisen- 
meyer as Mr. Snodgrass certainly looked 
and acted their parts as the prominent 
members of Pickwick Club. 

Clara Lohr acting inimitably Rachel 
Wardle, the innocent old maid, is persuad- 
ed to elope by the rascal, Alfred Jingle, 
x\lice Wadsworth playing the latter part. 
The scenes were played in a manner which 
deserves much praise. The trial scene is 
the heaviest part by far of the whole play. 
Special praise is due to Lucile Woodward 
who as Sergeant Buzby makes an eloquent 
appeal for the widow, Mrs. Bardel. which 
part was acted in a realistic manner by 
Greta Coe. 

The minor characters were all splendidly 
interpreted and the entire cast deserves 
great praise. 

Miss Eisenineyer sang very sweetly the 
solo "The Ivy Green," the words of which 
occur in a poem in Pickwick Papers. 

We were exceptionally favored by two 
vocal selections by Mrs. James McMurray 
of Chicago. Mrs. McMurray has a beauti- 
ful contralto voice and her singing was 
highly appreciated by all those present. 






In the January Greetings we gave a long 
list of alumnae whose addresses are wrong 
in our Register, and asked for the correct 
address. It has been a disappointment 
that we have so far had no responses. We 
give other names here with addresses where 
the mail has been returned. 

Cannot somebody help us find our lost 

1865— Mrs. Lizzie Humphrey McMillan, 
High Creek, Iowa. 

1865— Mrs. Fannie Kerr Hobson, Hanni- 
bal, Mo. 

lg(,7_Mrs. Sarah Selby Davis, Tacoma, 

1876— Miss Martha P. Spates, Kansas 
City, Mo. 

1877— Mrs. Caroline Mayfield Lukeman. 
Trinidad, Colo. 

1884— Mrs. Lillie Griffith Fawcett. Beloit, 

1887— Miss Ella M. Smith, Todd's Point. 

1887— Mrs. Irene Daub McGregor, Taco- 
ma, Washington. 

1801 — Mrs. Jessie Crutn Phillips, Spo- 
kane, Washington. 

We greatly wish that our alumnae, where 
several live in the same city or town, would 
form Woman's College Clubs for at least 
one social meeting each year. This is done 
by the alumnae of other colleges. Why not 
by ours? They would enjoy the reunion, 
it would recall college days, and the presi- 
dent would be glad to be invited! We have 
alumnae enough in Chicago, Springfield, 
Atlanta, Carrollton, Champaign, Decatur, 
Denver, Kansas Citv. and many other 
places. Who will be first to report such an 

We call special attention to the appeal 
from President Kennedy for the Students' 
Aid Association. Look it up and write to 
Miss Kennedy at once about it. We would 
like next month to report good progress to- 
ward the scholarship. 

1855 — We have a beautiful letter from 
Mrs. Sarah Dodson Jeffries, 1059 Tenth St., 
San Diego, Cal. She entered college the 
first vear the College building was occu- 
pied, while the carpenters were still at 
work, and the front hall floor was still 
covered with shavings. She hopes to at- 
tend the Golden Reunion of her class at the 
College this year. 

1859— Mrs. Mary Patterson Allen and her 
daughter, Miss Clara B. Allen, '87, live in 
Chicago, 402 W. 65th St. 

I860 — Mrs.Mary Edwards Gardiner writes 
of the severe illness of her daughter. We 
hope she is recovered by this time. 

1876— Mrs. Mary Stookey Randle, of 
Muncie, Indiana, and her husband, Dr. E. 
Randle. are members of a touring - party 
this spring - to Egypt and Palestine. We 
hope Mrs. Randle will have a delightful 
trip, and that we may have some account 
of it through the Greetings. 

1880— Mrs. Amy Wood Bagg is at 113 
Savin Hill Ave., Dorchester, Mass., and 
sends expression of her warm interest and 
affection for the old College. 

1884— Mrs. Mary Walker Whitworth is 
now in Stillwater, Minn. 

1894 — We are grieved to learn of the sud- 
den death of Judge B. H. Henderson, of 
Georgetown, S. C, the husband of Gladys 
Sigler of the class of 1894. Mrs. Hender- 
son is left with a daughter about five years 
of age. We extend our sincerest sympathy 
and our prayers for the Father's blessing 
and care. 

1895 — Mrs. Louise Boley Jess sends good 
wishes and greetings from the Leland 
Hotel, Springfield, 111. 

1899 — Mrs. Ray Lewis Griswold's address 
is 95 Mercer St., Jersey City, N. J. 

1900— May Irving is now Mrs. R. A. 
Draper, Rawlins, Wyo. 

1904— We were glad to greet at the Col- 
lege as visitors, March 4 to 6, Misses Anne 
White, Etna Stivers, and Edith Weber. 
Come again. 

Married, in the Christian Church at Li- 
terberry, February 15, Miss Mattie Merle 
Brown, and Mr. Frank Crum Dinwiddie. 
Dr. Harker officiated. It was a beautiful 
wedding, followed by a reception at the 
home of the bride's parents, which every 
one very much enjoyed. Quite a number 
attended from the College, and we all wish 
for Mr. and Mrs. Dinwiddie a most delight- 
ful home. 

* I 


A little more patience, a little 
more charity for all, a little more 
devotion, a little more love; with 
less bowing down to the past, and 
a silent ignoring of pretended 
authority; a brave looking forward 
to the future with more confidence 
in ourselves, and more faith in our 
fellows, and the race will be rife 
for a great burst of light and life. 
— Anonymous. 





NO. 7 




Figures of speech are used with two ob- 
jects in view. The first and most import- 
ant is to help the reader to see more clearly 
or to feel more strongly what the writer 
sees aud feels; and the second is to make 
the style richer because of wealth of asso- 

The latter use of figures of speech needs 
the most judicious care and only a master 
in literary form can afford to resort to fig- 
ures for this purpose alone, since "Art con- 
sists in the removing of all unnecessary 

Tennyson's Idylls abound in figures of 
speech and most profusely in figures of Re- 
semblance and Contiguity. Under figures 
of Resemblance he has used similes and 
metaphors and under contiguity are meton- 
omy and a little alliteration. Notwith- 
standing the fact that figures have been 
used profusely, Tennyson's Idylls are not 
dependent on these for all their stjleor 

One authority on composition states that 
it is not true to life to have great emotions 
portrayed with the use of figures of speech, 
and in some marked instances in these 
poems this may be fully illustrated, for ex- 
ample in the King's speech to Guinevere as 
she lay prostrate before him only two or 
three figurative expressions are used and 
the feeling is very high but there are other 

places where we believe the passion is 
heightened by the use of a figure. Numer- 
ous examples may be found in the Geraint 
Idylls and will be mentioned later. 

The real narrative of the poem, marriage 
of Geraint, is meagre but as the value of a 
diamond depends on the manner in which 
it is cut so it is with this gem: the beauty 
is in its style and setting. A close exami- 
nation reveals some forty similes, eighteen 
metaphors combined in severe! instances 
with metonymy and anaphora. 

The similes are drawn from ten general 
sources. Nine might be classed under the 
one head, nature, using this word in a 
broad sense. These similes go far towards 
revealing the writer's close observation of 
nature for some of the figures are worth v 
of the minute observation of a naturalist. 

Under these nine sources we find similes 
drawn from man, bird, beasts, flowers, in- 
sects, precious stones, light, earth and 

Of the three used in reference to birds 
farmers and country-loving people can best 
appreciate. They are ••It fell like flaws in 
summer laying lusty corn" and "As careful 
robins eve the delver's toil" which is re- 
peated word for word in Geraint and Enid 
and in both instances used indicate the 
searching look Geraint gave Enid. It 
makes the expression vivid in that it por- 
trays his vital interest in what he may see. 
The third is equally as vivid in the sugges- 
tion of meaningless noise, ••And out of 


town and valley came a noise like a clamor 
of rooks at a distance, ere they settle for 
the night." The rook is of the same family 
as the American crow.' 

There is only one reference to insects in 
this poem but it is very significant. Ten- 
nyson is trying to make us see the glint 
and shimmer of color in the silken scarf 
around Geraint's neck as he approaches 
Guinivere on the morning of the hunt. The 
expression is "gleaming like a drayon-ny 
in summer suits silks of holiday." Hill 
says "a good figure is harmonious in tone 
and color." With this characterization of 
a good figure in miud the above simile 
would seem almost perfect. Besides har- 
mony of tone and color, alliteration helps 
to establish the beauty of the passage. 

In this Idyll light and color have been 
used as skillfully as any artist who paints 
a real picture uses them. The growing 
crimson of the morning, the shaded purple 
of the evenidg and the heavens studded 
with stars enrich with a wealth of associa- 
tion the simple statement that he loved to 
make her beauty vary day by day. 

Other references to light are found in 
such words as these, "like a shadow the 
people's talk crossed her mind," and "all 
his face glowed like the heart of a great 
fire at Yule." And surely no literal lan- 
guage could convey the idea of innocent 
purity as does the figurative phrase "as the 
white and glittering star of morn parts 
from a bank of snow and by and by slips 
into the golden cloud, the maiden rose and 
left her maiden couch and robed herself.'' 
Another short simile that has almost the 
force of a metaphor in its suggestiveness is 
the one that has reference to the shell pol- 
ished by the waves. 

The metaphors that have been used in 
this Idyll are few compared to the similes 
but they are powerful in their implied re- 
semblance and forceful because of their 
brevity and concreteness. The striking 
metaphors are "cleanse this common 
sewer" "and I will track this vermin to 

their earth." 

"O wretched set of sparrows one and all 
Who pipe of nothing but of sparrowhowk." 
In Geraint and Enid, metaphors and 
metonymy have a preponderance over the 
simile. And there is a remarkable differ- 
ence in the use of this latter figure in this 
poem than in the Marriage of Geraint. For 
example there are only two references to 
birds, none to flowers and foliage, one to 
insects, one to nature and two to material 
objects while there are eight or ten with 
reference to beasts. However, some of the 
figures classed among the first, are very de- 
scriptive and, in the words of Emerson, 
illuminate the page. "Then like a stormy 
sunlight smiled Geraint" and "as the worm 
draws in the withered leaf and makes it 
earth," are two of these. In the first we 
have a fine effect obtained through allitera- 

Besides illuminating the page the figures 
in this Idyll very clearly reveal the princi- 
pal characters. My reference is to such ex- 
pressions as 

"Or slew them and dismounting like a man 
That skins the wild beast after slaying him, 
Stripped from their dead wolves," etc; and 
of the Earl and his horde 
"Who ate with tumult in the naked hall 
Feeding like horses when you hear thein 

"And his brawny spearsmen who advanced 
Each growling like a dog, when his good 

Seemed to be plucked as by the village bovs 
Who love to vex him. eating and he fears 
To lose his bone, and lays his foot upon it 

gnawing and growling." 

Wonderful depth of feeling is put into 
the simile used in reference to Enid when 
she first believed Geraint to be dead. It is 
"And sent forth a sudden sharp and bitter 

As of a wild thing taken in a trap, 
Which sees the trapper coming through 
the wood." 
Edyrn tells of his reformation in such 



words as reveal the fruits of a new life. 

This one 

"As sullen as a beast new-caged 

And waiting- to be treated like a wolf," 

is a fine statement of his state of heart and 

mind on coming to the court, and 

"Weeding- all heart as I will weed the land 

before I go," 
is Arthur's testimony of his later state. 

Edyrn explains it in the paradoxical 
statement, "by overturning me you threw 
me higher." 

The list of expressions that I will not 
classify is so long and many of the figures 
are so very noticeable that this theme can 
not be complete unless some attention is 
called to them. A few of the more signifi- 
cant ones are "green gloom," "angrier ap- 
petite," "errant eyes," "perilous pity," 
"strode a stride," "honor rooted in dis- 
honor," "earth has enough earth," and 
"faith unfaithful kept him falsely true." 

The example of anaphora are 
"Forgetful of his promise to the King, 
Forgetful of the falcon and the hunt. 
Forgetful of the tilt and tournament. 
Forgetful of his glory and his name. 
Forgetful of his princedom and its cares," 

"Enid the pilot star of my. lone life, 
Enid my early and my only love, 
Enid the loss of whom has turned me wild." 

The glowing coals of the open fire cast a 
ruddy glow upon the spacious, beautifully 
furnished room, and the warm light fell 
caressingly upon the slender black-robed 
figure reclining in a large arm chair before 
the hearth. 

The general air of refinement about her 
was quite in keeping with her surround- 
ings, but the hands folded listlessly above 
the dark gown and the expression in the 
great sad eyes fixed so steadfastly upon the 
dancing flames, bespoke thoughts far from 
the present. 

Just one short week had past, but it had 
changed her whole life and she seemed to 
have lived a lifetime in it. One week ago 
she had been a poor young widow, strug- 
gling hard to gain a meagre sustenance for 
herself and child, a little boy of three. He 
was a beautiful child, so bright and loving, 
and he had been the pride and comfort of 
his mother's heart. It was for him that 
she had toiled ceaselessly day by day, for 
he was all she had. 

But suddenly he had been taken from her 
and she had been able to do nothing for 
him. She could not leave him alone while 
she sought some one to go for a doctor, 
and besides, who would come to their hum- 
ble home and care for them, without any 
assurance of reward? 

In her first terrible grief, she had been 
accidentally discovered by an uncle, of 
whose very existence she had been ignorant. 
He had been overjoyed to find her for he 
was also alone in the world, and now she 
found herself established in her new home, 
the beloved niece of a very wealthy old gen- 
tleman who simply could not do enough for 
her to atone for the sorrows aud privations 
of her previous life. 

As she leaned her head wearily against 
the soft cushions of the chair, she was far 
from ungrateful, but she wondered bitterly 
why it could not have come a little sooner. 
Had her child received the care she now 
could give him, he might have lived to come 
to this paradise with her. Yet had it not 
been for the circumstances of his death, her 
uncle would. perhaps, never have found her. 
But would she not much rather have lived 
the old life of poverty, but with her child, 
than even the present without him? 

Rising restlessly, as if to escape such 
bitter thoughts, she went to the window 
and gazed out into the fast deepening twi- 

A gentleman was coming up the walk 
carrying a little boy in his arms. He was 
a doctor from the Orphan's Hospital just 
across the street, and he came with the 



plea that the little one be taken and cared 
for a few days, as the constant arrival of 
new patients was overrunning- the crowded 
building. She hesitatingly assented and 
the pale, thin, little waif stayed. 
~~ Almost unconsciously she lost some of 
her former listlessness and seemed to have 
something to take her time and interest. 
Then came the request that she keep the 
child and give it a. home as her own. She 
was becoming somewhat accustomed to the 
thought, at first so seemingly impossible to 
her, of having some one to take the place 
of her own little boy, for the child had al- 
ready won his way into her heart by his 
cunning ways and bright prattle. So when 
the gentleman came for her answer she 
said, "I have decided. I will keep him and 
I will do my best." 

Years passed and the mother lived only 
in memory, but there she would ever live 
The lad had grown into a stalwart young 
man, with his own cares and worries. 

One day he sat by the hearth, engrossed 
in deep and troublesome thought. Tempta- 
tion had come when in'most alluring form. 
He had been offered an important and re- 
sponsible position with a firm with which 
he was connected, on condition that he 
should not reveal certain dishonest methods 
which were used by the company. 

Long the battle between right and wrong 
had raged within him. No one side were 
position, wealth, and prosperity; buton the 
other were conscience and honor. This 
was the crisis. It must be "yes" or "no" 
tonight and he was still undecided. 

As he sat pondering, the door opened and 
a lady entered and stood beside him. -'I 
was your mother's friend," she said, "and I 
am yours. I want to tell you something." 
Then she told how the one whom he had 
loved as a mother was not so in reality, and 
how she had struggled with her sorrow and 
finally put away her grief, and lived for him. 
"And are you to be worthy of it all?" she 

He raised his head, the light of a new 

determination shining in his eyes. "I have 
decided," he said slowly, and in the words 
of the other long ago. "I have decided. I 
will do right and I will do my best — for my 
own sake and for mother's." a. i. '06 

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In a great city, a little old lady was wan- 
dering up and down the streets, watching- 
the busy crowd and stopping now and 
again to gaze at some gayly decorated win- 
dow. One store was specially attractive. 
It was a palace of delight to this country 
bred old lady. Like some little child lost 
in a toy shop, she wanted to buy everything 
she saw. But alas! this was impossible, 
for when she opened her purse one lone 
nickel was all she found. 

Although she could not buy, it delighted 
our little friend to go back and forth 
through the store, pricing- everything. It 
was amusing to the clerks when she picked 
up a piece of beautiful black cloth, worth a 
fabulous sum, and said, "Why, I declare, 
this is almost as fine as that alpaca dress 
father broug-ht me from Pumpkin's Corner 
when I was a girl." 

Poor, dear little old lady! How little she 
knew of the life about her, — and yet how 
lovingly she hovered about in the bright- 

What should she buy with this nickel? 
"Everything was so so nice," she said, 
"that I want it all." Suddenly she thought 
of those wonderful street cars which held 
such fascination for her, so she hastened 
out of the store and stood watching the 
swiftly moving cars. Her hesitation as to 
what she should buy with her last nickel 
was forgotten in her eagerness for a ride. 
She bravely climbed the steps and took her 
seat upon one of the marvelous chairs, 
holding the nickel tig-htly in her hand. She 
surrendered it reluctantly to the conductor 
with these word, "Please, Mister, how far 
can I go?" The busy man had no time to 
concern himself with a poor old lady's 


troubles, so hastily told her in a few curt 
words that she might go as far as Jefferson 
St. and he would give her a transfer over 
to Madison. Then utterly bewildered the 
old lady asked, "Please, sir, what is a 
transfer?" for her experience with street 
cars was limited. Again came a brief re- 
ply, "Transfers permit you to ride on an- 
other car." This completely satisfied the 
timid stranger and her delight in being 
able to prolong her ride was almost child- 

On she rode viewing with pleasure her 
fellow passengers, and wondeeing if they 
could ride as long as she could. One poor 
girl with a dreadful cough was so interest- 
ing to her. This cough worried her and 
being like all good old ladies who have a 
remedy for everything, she timidly ap- 
proached and asked the girl if she had tried 
vinegar and molasses, saying that her 
mother had cured all the bad colds of the 
neighborhood with this simple remedy. She 
soon became very good friends with a rosy 
cheeked boy on his way home from school. 
All too soon came the call, "transfers to 
Madison; everybody change." 

The little lady felt herself borne along 
with her companions to a car on the left. 
She looked around helplessly until she saw 
the little boy, who had spoken to her on 
the car, coming towards her. He told her 
this was her car and his too and how glad 
he was that they could continue their jour- 
ney together. 

What a delight it was to this little coun- 
try lady to pass trough the crowded streets 
and yet feel safe! What a delight to gaze 
at the great buildings and not be jostled 
by the throng! How she wishes this ride 
would never end. and suddenly there came 
into the dear little lady's mind the idea that 
perhaps they gave transfers on this car and 
that in this way she might lengthen her 

The next time the conductor entered he 
heard a hesitating voice saying, "Please, 
sir, may I have a transfer for the next car?" 

Her disappointment was great when she 
learned that no transfers are given on this 
car and that her wonderful ride must pres- 
ently end. 

Soon the car stops and our poor old lady 
is once more mingling with the crowd. Al- 
though without knowledge of the city she 
is not in the least troubled; the city holds 
so many attractions she has not a single 
desire to return to her country home. How 
monotonous it all seems! 

She walked along happy'and light heart- 
ed, continually finding new pleasure. Her 
sweet old face brightened, with^every new 
sight. Sudden]}' two frightened horses 
thundered down the street and before any 
one could warn her the little woman was 
trampled under their feet. Kind hands 
hastened to rescue her, but it was too late. 
A carriage was called and our little friend 
was quickly borne to a hospital. The mo- 
tion of the ambulance had partly roused 
her and she imagined she was again on the 
street cars. The nurse heard her mutter 
something about transfers, cars and con- 
ductors, but it was impossible to under- 
stand, and soon she was beyond the need 
of human help. 

Her request for a transfer was granted. 
She was given one for life and on a better 
line than any furnished by an electric com- 
pany, m. b. "05 


Illinois Female College had only adjusted 
herself and gotten nicely started as one of 
the first colleges for women in Illinois, 
when thirteen ambitious girls, realizing 
that no literary work in college is complete 
without the help and stimulus of a literary 
society, organized in 1851 our "Belles 
Lettres;" its fundamental object being to 
help each other by encouragement and crit- 
icism, and in all these years this object has 
never been lost sight of, and today the aim 
is better work along all lines. 

Like the College, the society has had its 
ups and downs, and for a short time pre- 

1 rVJ 


vious to 1892 it ceased to exist — but in that 
vear it was reorganized, and today it is one 
of the factors in the College life. 

Through the kindness of Dr. Harker in 
1902 the west end of the main floor was 
made into two society halls, connected by 
sliding partitions. 

We older members who remember meet- 
ing in one corner of the large chapel where 
the empty seats were apt to give us stage 
fright, or later when we held our meetings 
in our hall in the building known as the 
Lurton house where we swept our floor and 
made our own fire, can appreciate the com- 
fort the girls take in the new hall. 

This winter, in addition to holding the 
programs up to our high grade the girls 
have taken great pride in decorating the 
hall, and have in addition to that paid quite 
a sum on the debt for the hall. 

Our color originally was light blue and if 
any of the older members can tell why or 
when it was changed to yellow, the present 
members- will be very glad. 

The meetings are held every Tuesday at 
4, and all old members are most cordially 

Some one has said of our personal influ- 
ence, just what each one of us have felt was 
true of Belles Lettres: "This learned I 
from a tree that to and fro did cast its 
shadows on the wall; our shadow lives, our 
influence falls where we can never be."' And 
so it is impossible for any one to estimate 
the real worth or influence of Belles Lettres. 
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The Phi Nu society was organized Dec. 
8, 1853, by a few earnest students, am- 
bitious for self culture. At that time such 
an undertaking was bound to meet with 
much opposition, but the first Phi Nil's 
were strong in their convictions, and in 
spite of discouragement, organized a socie- 
ty which has grown ever stronger and more 
effective as the years have passed. 

But little is known of the first few years 

of the society's life, for in 1861 occurred the 
disastrous fire in which Phi Nu lost her 
hall, library, furniture and records. 

Such a disaster, while the society was 
still in its infancy ', might well have dis- 
couraged and even killed a less determined 
and progressive organization, but to Phi 
Nu it only served as an added stimulus. 

As soon as possible the society reorgan- 
ized with twenty-nine members, and a com- 
mittee was appointed to draw up the Con- 
stitution and By Laws. So well did this 
committee perform their task that the Con- 
stitution was accepted without changes, 
and but few have been made since. 

The object of the society, as stated in the 
Constitution, was to improve the literary 
taste of its members, to cultivate a correct 
style of composition and to mould a perfect 
social and moral character. Briefly the so- 
ciety motto, "Lucetn CoJligentis ut emitta- 
mus." expresses the earnest purpose of the 
Phi Nu's of yesterday and today. 

The friends of Phi Nu were very loyal in 
helping them to reestablish the society and 
collect a new library. Sigma Pi society 
presented them with twenty-six volumes, 
and many friends contributed money for 
books, on the evening of the first exhibition 
after the fire. 

It was the custom of the early days to 
celebrate each anniversary of the founding 
of the society by holding an open meeting 
or "Exhibition" as it was then called. The 
program, however, was very different from 
our open meeting programs. Usually there 
was a Prologue, six or seven essays, with 
titles ranging from "Mene, Mene, Tekel 
Uparson," to "Gloves and Handkerchiefs," 
a Soliloquy or two, a Colloquial Discussion 
or Controversy, and an Epilogue. 

At first the society met every Wednesday 
at three o'clock and the duties consisted of 
a select reading, an epistulary, a declama- 
tion, essay, debate, and the Phi Nu paper, 
known at different times as "Wayside 
Gleanings," "Phi Nu Gem" and "Non Pa- 
reil." Our Amateur is a decendant of 



these. There was no music on the pro- 
grams then. 

About 1869 or 70 the Constitution and By 
Laws were revised and amended and music 
and orations added to the list of duties. 
The offices of Chorister, Critic, Teller and 
Chaplain were added to those already pro- 
vided for, and the time of meeting' changed 
to Thursday at four fifteen. 

Every year at Commencement time Vala- 
dictory exercises were held, when a pro- 
gram was given and diplomas granted to 
the seniors of the society. Occasionally the 
Belles Lettres joined them in giving these 

In 1870 another fire occurred which again 
made the society homeless. Meetings were 
held for a while in Centenary Church, and 
Sigma Pi offered the use of their library. 

In 1875 the Phi Nu's and Belles Lettres 
held a joint Exhibition, at which each Phi 
Nu wore a crescent shaped tin badge on 
which were the letters "Phi Nu." These 
were worn on the left shoulder. 

Another practice which seems strange to 
us now was that of making the gentleman 
acquaintances of the girls, honorary mem- 
bers of the society. It sometimes happened 
that the same young man was voted into 
the society several times. 

In May of 1876 the gold ivy leaf was 
chosen as the society pin. The girls wore 
these pins for the first time at a Belles Let- 
tres open meeting. This time their badges 
were worn with a white bow, on the left 

The old form of initiation did not seem 
impressive enough and in 1895 the present 
form adopted. The old Phi Nu's must have 
considered it a trying ordeal, though, for it 
is recorded that one candidate became 
frightened while being initiated, and ran 

In 1900 Phi Nu once more found a home 
in an upper room of the house just west of 
the main building, which the college had 
purchased. At that time the society was 

holding its meetings every Tuesday at four 

In 1901 Dr. Harker made a talk before 
the society on the proposed new building, 
and offered Phi Nn a hall for $500. The 
girls pledged that amount and the hall was 

Oct. 14, 1902, the first meeting was held 
in the new hall, amid great rejoicing-. Dur- 
ing that year the girls furnished the hall, 
and so were not able to pay much on the 
debt, but every year since some amount has 
been paid. 

In 1903 occurred the fiftieth anniversary 
of the society. A very delightful reunion 
and banquet was held in the society halls, 
where covers were laid for seventy-five. 
Mrs. Lambert acted as toast mistress, and 
reminiscences of Phi Nu were enjoyed, af- 
ter which everyone joined in singing the 
beautiful song written for the society by 
Mrs. Grace Buxton Brown '95. 

The honor of making the last payment 
on the debt was left to the Phi Nu's of 
1905. In addition, they have redecorated 
the hall- Dr. Harker surprised the society 
by presenting them with the S500 toward a 
society building. 

Phi Nu has ever been prosperous and 
progressive, and the standard of work has 
never been higher, nor the membership 
larger than at present. 

The future seems very bright, and doubt- 
less the sixtieth anniversary will be cele- 
brated in the new building. We are justly 
proud of our record in the past: let us hope 
the future holds in store for us even greater 
honors and success. 

The Phi Nu open meeting is to be held 
Saturday evening, April 29, in the College 
Chapel. All old Phi Nu's and all triends 
are cordially welcome. Please remember 
the time and place. Come see the kind of 
work we have been doing in this, one of 
the best years the society has ever had. 


The College Greetings 


Seniors of Illinois Woman's College 
jacksonville, illinois. 

faculty committee 

Miss Neville. Miss Weaver, Miss Cole 
Editor-in-chief Linnie Dowell 

Assistant Editors Alice Wadsworth 

Anne Marshall 
Business Managers Lena Yarnell 

Golden Berryman 
Alumnae President Harker 

Phi Nu Mable Burns 

Belles Lettres Carrie Luken 

Music Merta Work 

Athletic Birdie Peck 

Y. W. C. A. Amelia Postel 

Elocution Paula Wood 

Art Zillah Ranson 

Single Copies 
Extra Copies 

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Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and items. 
All communications should be addressed to 


Jacksonville, Illinois 

Printed in the Office of Len G. Magill, Jacksonville, III. 
No. 227 East State St. Illinois Phone 418 

One of the pleasantest things to be re- 
membered about any school life is the liter- 
ary society. Whether it be large or small, 
friendships are formed and forged which 
will last always. Many a woman, when al- 
most all else about her school career is for- 
gotten, cherishes the thot of her society. 
These organizations are for various pur- 
poses and gather into them girls of all 
kinds and all tastes. The literary societies 
teach girls not only parliamentary law, 
which is always a help, but to obscii'e and 
see things around them which might be 
passed by unnoticed. They are in every 
way taught to show their better selves. In 
the Eastern Colleges there are many dra- 
matic clicks. These exclusive organiza- 

tions are regarded as great benefits to the 
life of the college. Practice in the lan- 
guages is often obtained in the French and 
German clubs which is of immense value in 
class-room work. The meetings, which 
are not conducted in English, with their 
programs and games, are both a help and a 
pleasure .to the members. Every school 
has its musical clubs. In many institutions 
both orchestras and the clubs nourish. 
Surely the college songs mean a great deal 
to the student and the fine chorus work 
done in many places in oratorio work is of 
the most intrinsic value. But most bene- 
ficial of all the societies, whether literary, 
dramactic, French, German, musical, art 
or athletic, is the Young Woman's Christ- 
ian Association. All of the girls can be 
members of this, whether talented in other 
ways or not. All derive the greatest in- 
spiration and the opinion is everywhere the 

The college society probably does more 
than any other one thing to make new girls 
feel satisfied and at home; to make mid- 
class girls feel that college life is to be 
thoroughly enjoyed, and to make upper- 
class girls feel that they will leave much 
when college is behind them. There a girl 
will show her best nature and make some 
of her truest friends. There, loyalty will 
be aroused if ever, for if a girl is faithful to 
anything in the whole school it will be to 
her society. The society ideal will be so 
stamped as to be practically nonerasable. 

* * 

A very interesting piece of statistics was 
lately made public. Several years ago a 
branch of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation was organized at the West Point 
Military Academy. At the present time 
sixty per cent of the boys are members. 
The plan was recently introduced into the 
Annapolis Naval Academy and already the 
percentage of membership is over forty, 
and it is thought that the number will easi- 
ly that of West Point in a short time. 



Remember the May Festival, May 2nd 
and 3rd. 

The concert given by the 'Illinois College 
of Music orchestra under the direction of 
Miss Bernice Long, at the chapel of the 
Woman's College, was a distinct success. 
The program was thoroughly enjoyed by 
the large and appreciative audience pres- 
ent. The soloists for the evening were 
Miss Merta Work, pianist: Miss Edith 
Morgan, violinist; Miss Anne Young, con- 
tralto; and Miss Pearl Purviance, reader. 

Miss Cuba Minerva Carter, senior in 
voice, gave her recital in the college chapel 
Thursday afternoon, March 23. Miss Car- 
ter is a pupil of Miss Kreider and her sing- 
ing shows the result of hard practice. A 
large audience greeted Miss Carter and the 
recital proved one of the most enjoyable of 
the year. 

The Senior voice recital by Miss Nina 
Louise Hale of the College of Music, a pu- 
pil of Miss Kreider, was given in the col- 
lege chapel Thursday afternoon, March 30. 
There was an appreciative audience present 
and the vocalist sang in good style and was 
well received. 

The pupils of Miss Phebe J. Kreider of 
the College of Music gave an enjoyable re- 
cital in the chapel of the Woman's College 
Thursday afternoon, April 6th. The pro- 
gram was an excellent one and those who 
participated in it acquitted themselves with 
great credit. 

One of the most pleasing musical events 
of the year was the organ recital given in 
Centenary church Friday evening by Miss 
Elizabeth Mathers. Miss Mathers was 
assisted by Miss Mary Huntley, soprano, 
who sang "Aria, from Judith by Concone." 
which was cordially received. Miss Math- 
ers played all her numbers with excellent 
skill and is certainly a brilliant performer. 

Miss Mabel Wilson gave a post graduate 
recital at the Woman's College Monday 

evening, April 10th. Miss Wilson is a 

pianist of unusual ability and her rendition 

of the program proved most enjovable to 

the large audience present. The program 


Concerto in E minor, first movement 

Orchestral parts on 2nd piano 
Prelude .... Rachmainoff 
Andantino, Scherzo, from Sonata 

in G minor - - - Schumann 
Barcarcolle in G minor - Rubenstein 

A la bein Aimee - Schutt 

Romance Seranade - Wilson Smith 

March Wind - - - MacDowell 

Spinning Song - - Mendelssohn 

Rhapsodie, No. 12 Liszt 

Miss Nellie Drake of Roodhouse gave her 
Senior recital in the college chapel Satur- 
day afternoon, Feb. 25th. An appreciative 
audience greeted her and her program was 
exceptionally well rendered. 



A sea of purple (colors) hanging low, 
A strip of gold in the far, far west. 
While the pink and gray of the dying day 
Signal the world to its quiet and rest; 

For the God of day is taking his leave. 
Slowly he puts on his mantle of night 
And his clear shining eye he turns once 

When lo — daylight has passed from our 

sight. M. M, H. 


Mrs. A. J. Ives spent Sunday at the Col- 
lege with her daughter, Amv. 

Mrs. J. B. Coe of Quincy came to the Col- 
lege to attend the recital of Miss Kreider's 
pupils last Thursday. 

Miss Bee Maines of Virginia spent Sun- 
day, the ninth, with Edith Philippe. 

Miss Helen Williamson, who attends 



Lake Forest, has been spending her spring 
vacation in the College with her sister. 

Mrs. Robert E. Walker, a sister of Miss 
Weaver, is visiting in the College. 

Miss Mae Cleary took dinner Sunday 
with Miss Holmwood. 

Mr. L. O. Berryman of Franklin visited 
his daughter. Golden, last week. 

Mrs. F. N. Eldredge of Des Moines spent 
several days with her daughter. 

Miss Mae Laird of Griggsville visited her 
cousin, Jessie Kennedy, over Sunday. 

Mrs. French of Mattoon spent a few days 
here with her daughter, Florence. 

Mrs. Hubbard of Virginia, a sister of 
Marcella Crum, attended the recital given 
by the pupils of Miss Kreider. 

Linuie Dowell is spending her senior va- 
cation at her home in Carbondale. 

Lucile Woodward was home for several 
days last week. 

Miss Holmwood spent Sunday in Waver- 
ly with friends. 

Miss Cole visited her brother in Kansas 
City two weeks ago. 

Three weeks ago Mrs. Colean spent Sun- 
day at her home in Jerseyville. 

Dr. Harker is away from the College 
much of the time now, hunting and finding 
friends of the College who are glad to con- 
tribute to the new gymnasium fund. 

Miss Line spent Sunday with Miss Pat- 
terson, a former member of our faculty. 

Flossie Shepherd and Mabel Lyford spent 
Sunday with Clara Mayfield at her home in 

Miriam Mac Murray visited Emma Bul- 
lard, of the class of '04, at her home in 

Edna Lumsden spent her senior vacation 
at her home in Monticello. 

Lucile Brown spent her senior vacation 
in Vandalia and St. Louis. 

Mrs. Lee Skiles of Virginia spent Friday 

at the College with her sister, Rena Crum. 

Miss Nina Carter attended the recital 
given by her sister, Cuba, two weeks ago. 

Miss Kuoff has returned to the building 
for the remainder of this term. 

Can we lose our modern Platos and our 
Aristotles, the Seniors? They it is who 
have led (k)nightly attacks, who have orig- 
inated plans and theories never before con- 
ceived in mortal minds, and — more than 
that — in the absence of a member of the 
faculty, they have occupied the chairs of 
Latin, of French, of German, yes, and even 
English and the Bible. To whom could the 
gvmnasium teacher turn for a substitute 
save the Senior class — indeed the august 
body of the school? And to whom should 
she turn in the Senior class save to Edna 
Starkey, Linnie Dowell and Edith Plow- 
man? Did they do their work well? I 
should say. The half can never be told. 

If any one had chanced to pass by a 
group of Seniors one March morning he 
would probably have heard some snatches 
of conversation like these, "Isn't it dear of 
Miss Neville?" "The twenty-fifth?" "What 
are you going to wear?" "Did you say that 
the boys are invited?" The cause of the 
excitement was an invitation received from 
Miss Neville, the Senior class officer, invit- 
ing the Seniors to a party on the evening 
of March twenty-fifth. "Oh, those lucky 

The evening came as do all evenings long 
anticipated, bringing with it merry maid- 
ens and manly men. 

The Society Halls, which appeared very 
cosy, were the scene of the festivities. It 
was here that the guests were received by 
Miss Neville, Miss Weaver and Miss Ells- 
berry, the president of the Senior class. 
The Seniors were not the only guests, for 
the faculty members and a goodly number 
of young men were present, and also Dr. 
and Mrs. Pitner, who are so gladly wel- 
comed by all. 

Miss Pearl Purviance and Professor Wil- 




lis gave reading's, and Miss Work a piano 
solo, and these were greatly enjoyed by all. 
Then there were college songs, dear to the 
heart of every college man and woman, and 
various other modes of entertaining. Dur- 
ing the evening delicious refreshments were 
served by the hostess. 

When the time came for departure many 
were the regrets that the pleasant evening 
had so quickly passed. 

Y. W. C. A. NOTES. 

For several years the association has 
been supporting a girl in Japan. Her an- 
nual letters have always been very inter- 
esting, and this one is especially so. 

Aoyama Jo Gakinn, Tokyo, Japan 
Feb. 14, 1905 
My Dear Friends: — 

I am glad to write you again. Are you 
well? I am always happy and enjoying my 
studies, so please do not be anxious for me. 
I am very glad that God is making our 
school prosper. Now the students are 
about one hundred and eighty and the 
teachers are abont thirty. I belong to Pre- 
paratory Special English course and am 
studying Swintou's 5th Reader (for transla- 
tion). Fifty Famous Stories (for reading), 
and Grammar. In Bible we study Hebrews, 
and our other lessons we study in Japanese. 

Now I will tell you about the principal 
things of last year. 

We had a large Literary Society meeting 
in March of last year and had orations, 
declamations, recitations, and dialogues. 
It was very interesting. We had summer 
vacation for two months and then I re- 
turned to my dearest school again. Field- 
day sports came on the 22nd of last October 
in our day-ground. We had ' our exercises 
according to program. I wish to give you 
a program bnt I am sorry that I have not 
any now. We had tennis, the general 
march and many other things, closing with 
the fall of the castle of Mukden, which was 

very interesting. We finished about 5 
o'clock in the evening with joy. 

On the 24th of last December we had 
Christmas in our chapel at half past one in- 
stead of at night and there were songs, 
recitations and dialogues. This Christmas 
we collected the money we had intended to 
use for our own presents and sent it for 
Missionary work in Korea, and with the 
money of presents which usually gives us 
from school we bought yarn and made many 
stockings for the soldiers and sent them to 

After the winter vacation we had success- 
ful prayer meetings which were addressed 
by Bishop Harris and these meetings were 
the nicest that I ever had and many were 
saved and I am very glad that I came to 
know more about Jesus Christ. 

On the 24th of January of this year my 
uncle started to your country, so I went to 
Yokohama 23rd of Jan. to say good-bye. 
At preseut he will stay in Hawaii, but per- 
haps he will go soon to your country. I 
want to go to your country, when I become 
old and if I can go to your country I will go 
to see you. I am longing for it. I want to 
have your pictures very much. Will you 
please send them to me? I will send you 
mine if I can. 

Yet I have one thing more to tell you: 
that is, my little brother is sick in my coun- 
try and I cannot see him because my coun- 
try is far away from Tokyo; perhaps he 
will go to our Father in heaven, so when 
you pray, will you please pray for him? I 
am sorry when I think about him. As you 
know, our country is at war with Russia 
and we are very glad to hear that you are 
praying for our country and we thank God 
about it: please pray for its perfect peace. 

I hope that you are happy, and please 
give me the letter soon. Good-bye. 
Yours lovingly, 

Fumi Igarashi. 

A very successful candy sale was held in 



the Society hall Saturday evening, March 
18th. No doubt had any one wanted to see 
a Belles Lettres on that afternoon she 
would have been found engaged in the con- 
fectioner's business, for all the girls were 
enthusiastic in working for their sale. It 
was a great temptation for them to eat the 
candy as soon as it was made, for it looked 
so good and tempting: but the thought of 
the money that would come into the treas- 
ury, made them refrain from doing so. 
The hall was certainly a very attractive 
room at night, and a long table was com- 
pletely filled with a large variety of can- 
dies. Was the table to remain for show 
only? Oh no. It seemed hard for any one 
to pass by the door without looking in, and 
when the toothsome sweets were once seen, 
such a person could not help asking for 
some of the rich dainties and in return 
leaving a shining dime or quarter in the 
money box. Is it not true that nearly 
everyone is found to have a sweet tooth? 
In a short time all the candy was gone, even 
the large boxes of choice candy arranged 
tastefully, The salted peanuts, the snowy 
white popcorn and the excellent lemonade 
were also readily sold and greatly enjoyed. 
The evening was also spent in a social 
manner, and music added to the pleasure of 
all present. The members are very grate- 
ful to all who kindly helped them either by 
their donations or patronage. 


A meeting of the Association was held 
recently. Prior to the meeting arrange- 
ments had been completed for furnishing 
each member with a book for collecting" 
funds for the new gym. Each book has 
spaces for twenty quarters. They are to 
be filled by interested friends of the mem- 
bers and returned by the holder before Jan. 
15, '06- The names of members raising ten 
dollars will be placed on a roll of honor in 
the A. A. room of the new gymnasium. 
Reports show that the work is well begun 

and hopes are high for the future. Former 
members may obtain the books from the 
secretary of the Association. 

A great deal of enthusiasm is being man- 
ifested in the new base ball teams which 
have recently been organized. From the 
following teams, great results are predicted; 

C. Isaacson, p 

L. Yarnell, p 

F. Clayton, c 

E. Plowman, c 

B. Peck, lb 

S. Shephard, lb 

E. Starkey, 2b 

Z. Ranson, 2b 

L. Switzer, 3b 

R. Sidell, 3b 

S. Rebhan, cf 

B. Rees, cf 

L. Dowell, rf 

C. Beauman, rf 

L. Woodward, If 

L. Lewis, If 

G. Metcalf, ss 

Z. Sidell, ss 

Five and fifty smiling 

girls were ushered 

into the gymnasium 


the Y. M. C. A. 

building Monday evening, March . En- 
thusiasm was great, for the girls are inter- 
ested in the Davids on the Hill and the 
modern Goliaths of the Y. M. C. A. To the 
victor belong the spoils, and the beloved 
trophy passed from these worthy hands to 
stalwart defenders of the Blue and White. 
Later the sleeping Princesses of the Palace 
Beautiful were awakened by victorious 
shouts from the court. Gladiators were 
carried on the shoulders of their worship- 
ing admirers, from which lofty positions 
prophetic speeches were made. May we 
assist them in the rosy future as we have 
in the glorious past! 


The normal class, comprised of the Se- 
niors and three graduate students, give an 
evening recital Monday, May 8, in the 

An informal recital was heh in Elocution 
Hall Thursday P. M., March 30. These 
young ladies contributed to the program: — 
Misses Margaret Harvey, Fairre Graff, 
Marae Bohl, Essie Cosalet, Grace McFad- 
den, and Sada Kelly. Refreshments and a 
social hour followed the program. 





We had tried, in every way, to find out 
where we were going, what to wear, how to 
act, and various other thing's necessary or, 
at least, desirable to know; but not a tiling" 
did we learn, except that we were to come to 
the reception room at seven-fifteen. 

Our curiosity was aroused by this quiet 
entertainment, but soon little slips of paper 
were passed around, which directed each of 
us to search in some part of the building 
for something'. Various other slips along 
our prescribed course added further direct- 
ions, and, as each one was headed ••Hurry!", 
we were not slow in obeying the injunct- 
ions. From basement to third floor, from 
east to west wing and back to basement 
again, we ran, finding at the end instruct- 
ions to put on our coats and hats and re- 
turn at once to the reception room. This 
began to be interesting; it was more so 
when we boarded a west-bound car, and 
still more so when, as we neared the Colo- 
nial Inn, the sudden flash of electric lights 
showed us we were expected guests. 

After we had removed our wraps and 
were cozily seated, papers were passed, on 
which we wrote what we wanted some one 
else to do. These were gathered up and 
distributed among us; then we vvere in- 
formed that we were to do what the little 
slip we held in our hands required of us. 
Such solos, whistled and worse than 
whistled; such speeches, embracing every 
known subject and some unknown ones; 
such feats of scientific love-making — especi- 
ally to one's own image in a mirror, as we 

A slang contest followed which showed 
the effects of Senior Rhetoric, and proved 
the truth of the assertion that there is no 
transgression without the law. Since Dr. 
Harker is not taking Rhetoric, the tempta- 
tion to use slang does not appeal to him so 
strongly, and the Sophomores awarded him 
the first prize, as a consolation for his de- 
ficiency, we suppose, since he could think of 
only one expression. 

Soon we we e shown to the dining room, 
where we were served with the most de- 
licious refreshments, in which we were de- 
lighted to see our colors, lavender and 
white, carried out so prettily. 

At a late hour we boarded the car for 
home. We were certainly April fooled in a 
most delightful manner, and we wouldn't 
care if April first came oftener, especially 

if our dear sister Sophomores undertook to 
make the day memorable for us. 

The Illinois Woman's College has never 
before had a students' annual. But this 
year the Seniors, through the Greetings, 
will have a year-book. The board has de- 
cided to edit a Commencement Number, 
which will be much larger than a regular 
copy and will contain, besides full reports 
of all the exercises of Commencement week, 
a number of cuts of the Senior class, the 
literary societies, the Commencement 
speaker and other photographs of interest. 
Although this issue is to be large and very 
attractive, the price will be but twenty-five 
cents. A limited edition will be printed, 
however, so in order to procure a cop}', 
please report at once to the Business Man- 
agers. Receipt of the pjice, a quarter, will 
put anv subscriber, in town or out, on the 
mailing list, but the matter must be attend- 
ed to immediately. 


Only a few of our present members re- 
member our homeless gatherings of four 
and rive year ago and therefore cannot re- 
call our pride as we opened the year ot 
1902-03 in our new hall. Only one tho't 
and that of the $500 debt we owed on this 
hall marred our joy. Saturday morning. 
March 11, 05. we handed to Dr. Harker the 
last payment and no one has wondered 
since chapel time of that day why Phi Nus 
are smiling' so brightly. There was a little 
surprise at our clearing our debt so soon, 
and particularly since we have added so 
much to our hall this year. The secret lies 
in the loyalty of our members, the individ- 
ual iuterest they have taken and the unity 
and common purpose with which thev have 
worked. Dr. Harker has delightfully sur- 
prised us by returning to us this S500 to be 
used as a nest egg towards a new separate 
Phi Nu building, and we hope that this is 
not far distant. We are proud of old Phi 
Nu and its record. Let us continue to 
raise it. 

© © © 


Very good reports have been heard from 
the Art Students League of New York of 
Miss Elizabeth Harker, who has been given 
the privilege of working from life — some- 
thing accorded only to advanced pupils. 
She is studying under Kenyon Cox. 

1 i. 





The Commencement season this year will 
be from Saturday, May 27, to Tuesday. 
May 30, inclusive. Every day will be full of 
interest. On Saturday the Class Day ex- 
ercises, the Exhibit of the Art School, and 
the Commencement Recital of the School of 
Elocution. On Sunday the baccalaureate 
sermon, and the address to the Young- 
Woman's Christian Association. On Mon- 
day, the annual meeting' of Trustees and 
Visitors, the reunions of the classes, and 
the reunion of the Alumnae Society, with 
the Concert of the College of Music. On 
Tuesday the Commencement, and the Pres- 
ident's Reception. The Commencement ad- 
dress will be given by Dr. Anderson of New 
York, the General Secretary of the Board 
of Education. We sincerely hope that al- 
umnae, old students and friends will plan 
to be present. 

Attention is called to the letter from Mrs. 
Trapp on this page with regard to the 
Alumnae and Students' Aid Fund. This is 
a most worthy object, and should meet a 
hearty response from everybody. 

1855 — One of the specially delightful feat- 
ures of the Commencement will be the 
Golden Reunion of this class. Mrs. Vin- 
cent writes that she will be here, and we 
trust to see several others. 1905 will give a 
cordial welcome to 1855. 

1865 — We have a card of greeting from 
Mrs. Josephine Morrison Pierson, giving 
her new address, Farragut, Iowa, R. F. D. 
No. 1, and also telling us that the present 
address of Mrs. Lizzie Humphrey McMillan 
is 3031 Bellefountaine A v., Kansas City, Mo. 

'68 — We have a pleasant letter from Miss 
Anna L. Paxson, who was with the class of 
1868 till the close of the senior year, but did 
not graduate. She is now teaching the 
Choctaw Indians at Jackson, Indian Terri- 
tory, and loves the work. She hopes to 
send her neice to the College. 

'70 — The present address of Mrs. Sarah 
Jumper Meacham is Lyons, Kansas. 

'76 — An interesting letter comes from 
Miss May Ruthway, who is now Principal 
of the High School at Bowling Green, Mo. 
She expects to send us some good students 
the coming vear. 

'82 — We hear this month from Mrs. Mar? 
McElfresh Crain, 705 W. Green St., Urbana', 
111., and from Mrs. Nannie Klepper Greg- 
son, of Augusta, 111., who sends us the cor- 

rect address of Mrs. Lizzie Price Baker, 15 
Arey Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. We also had a 
short but delightful visit at Mrs. Greyson's 
home about two weeks ago. 

'84 — The correct address of Mrs. Lillie 
Griffith Fawcett is Rockton, 111. Her hus- 
band is principal of the schools at that place. 

'91— We hear from Mrs. Nellie Davis Mat- 
thews that she now lives at 1475, 21st Ave., 
Oakland, California. 

'95 — Mrs. Mayme Henry Curtis has just 
moved into a new home at 1270 St. Charles 
St., Alameda, California. 

'97 — We record with sorrow the death of 
Mrs. Florence Clark Duer, of Doniphan, 
Neb. Mrs. Duer came to Jacksonville about 
two weeks before for a visit. Her death 
was wholly unexpected, and we offer our 
sincere sympathy to her husband. 

'97— Married. March 27, 1905, at Ouincv, 
111., Miss Fama L. Reynolds to Dr. Win. E. 
Englebach, of Arenzville, 111. Dr. Engle- 
bach is a graduate of Illinois College, '99. 

'98 — An interesting card of greeting 
comes from Mrs. Matie Welden Clarke, 
whose address is 2 Escolta, Manila, Phil- 
ippine Islands, where she and her husband 
are helping on the good work of making 
good American citizens of the Fiilipinos. 



The circulars that were sent, to each 
alumna a few weeks ago, have brought in 
quite a generous response. Almost all of 
those who have so kindly answered, have 
sent a contribution for the Students' Aid, 
as well as paid their dues to the Alumnae 
for the present year of 1904 5. The letters 
which have accompanied these gifts are so 
full of encouragement and hopefulness that 
we are made confident of the general inter- 
est aroused in the work. However, some 
have neglected to respond to our appeal, 
but there are still two mouths in which to 
answer, and we sincerely trust all the dues 
will be sent in by that time in order to give 
a complete report at the June meeting. 

This is the first time a definite plan of 
work has ever been presented to the alum- 
nae, and we feel sure when the worthy pur- 
pose is fully understood and appreciated 
that the respoues will be yet more liberal 
and then will the consciousness be ours — 
that we have helped in this great work of 
education for girls. 

Linda Layton Trapp, Treas. 
Helen F. Kennedy, Pres. 

Springfield, 111. 

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O summer day beside the joyous sea! 
O summer day so wonderful and white, 
So full of gladness and so full of pain! 
Forever and forever shalt thou be 
To some the g'ravestone of a dead delight. 
To some the landmark of a new domain. 

— Long'fellow. 






NO. 8-9 


Virginia Ainsworth paused in the dining 
room, on her way to the garden, to listen to 
Aunt Judy singing in the kitchen. It was 
an old negro melody, "Roll on, Jordan, Roll 
on," but it was sung with such spirit and 
emphasis that it sounded more like a vic- 
torious battle cry. Virginia decided to go 
to the kitchen and chat awhile. The new 
cook, Aunt Judy, was a whole-souled old 
colored woman who had been recently em- 
ployed by the Ainsworths. Virginia had 
been in for a few chats, and had found out 
something of Aunt Judy's ability to tell a 
good story when she was in the mood. As 
she entered the kitchen Aunt Judy, who 
was stirring something in a large yellow 
bowl, stopped her stirring and ran to get a 
chair. Then, tying a large apron around 
Virginia's neck, she handed her a bowl, 
saying, "Now, Hun — chile, yo' jes' stir dis 
heah fo' me. Dat's a good chile." Virginia 
began the stirring while Aunt Judy contin- 
ued her work, talking softly to herself. 
After a few minutes she said, "Well, chile, 
did I evah tell yo' about Miss Amanthis, my 
young m-istress in Louisville? De way yo' 
has yo' hair fixed today jes' reminds me of 

"Oh, do tell me about her," begged Vir- 

"Well, chile, it was a long, long time ago, 
way befo' de war. Der was a man and his 
famb'ly come out from Boston to Louisville, 

Jedge Marshall. De Jedge he war a great 
man fo' hosses, and he come out to buydem 
fo' de east. Befo' dey war set up dey 
stopped at Massa Wilson's, my old masta'. 
De Jedge, he war a lookin' fo' a likely young 
colored girl fo' a maid fo' his two daughters, 
so massa sold him me. 

"De oldes' daughta war Miss Harriet; she 
war tall and dignifi', but the othah one, 
Miss Amanthis, war not one bit dignifi', 
and as sweet and putty as a June rose wid 
de dew on it. Miss Harriet war afwul 
bossy and particulah, but I jes' loved Miss 
Amanthis de firs' time I set eyes on her. 
Every stajje day she got a letter in a blue 
wrapper wid a le'lle white seal on it, and 
when I tuk it up to her, she would jes' smile 
aud seem so pleased. One day she say to 
me, 'Now, Judy, yo' mus' fix me up my 
puttiest, fo' somebody is a comin' by stage 
today.' And sure 'nough, somebody did 
come, a young Mars Allyn from Boston. 
My, my! what good times dey did hev, a 
ridin' an' a drivin', a rowin' an' a goin' to 
pahties. One night I was a dressin' her fo' 
a pahty, an' she showed me de puttiest ring, 
an' Lordy, how she blushed when I say, 
'Awli, where yo' get dat?" Den I heard her 
a tellin' de missis dat he want her to be 
ready in June. De nex' day he went away 
a sayin' to Miss Amanthis, 'Now, don' yo' 
forget dat day in June we talked about.' 

"Lavvsy, how dey did light in a sewin', 
a tnakin' house linens an' bride's fixin's! 
When stage day come, there was no blue 

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letter for Miss Atnanthis. She say she 
guess Mars Allyn not home yit. But when 
de nex' stage day come an' no letter, she 
looks right worrit. But several stage days 
come, an' still no letter. Poor Miss Atnan- 
this look so bad, an' kep' gittin' thinner as 
de days went by. Finally de weddin' day 
came, an' nothin' would do Miss Atnanthis 
but she mus' put on her weddin' gown an' 
sit in the parlo' all day a thinkin' he might 
come in an' s'prise her; but he nevah came. 
An' she nevah did hear whether he was 
killed or what did become of him. But 
every June she dressed in her weddin' 
things, made Miss Harriet dress, too, an' 
set in de parlo' a thinkin' he might come 
an' she war to be ready. 

"Years rolled away, de ledge an' de 
misses dey bote die. Den, aftah de war, 
Miss Harriet say dey got no more money. 
Dey mus' gib up de biff house an' go soine- 
whares else to live. I wanted to go with 
'em, but dey would not listen to me. I come 
to de norf, an' have nevah heard from dem 
agen; but it makes me mos' cry yet when I 
think of dat ole sad time. Why, chile, 
chile, youse a droppin' teahs in dat stir 


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Of the many events that conspired to 
make the fifty-seventh commencement of 
the Illinois Woman's College a "thing of 
beauty and a joy forever," one will always, 
to the class of '05. stand out above all oth- 
ers. That one event was the commence- 
ment address delivered by Dr. William F. 
Anderson, of New York City, to the mem- 
bers of the graduating class. 

"This class is the largest that has been 
graduated from the school and numbers 
thirty-six. It has been notable in achieve- 
ments as well as in numbers, and leaves a 
record of which it may justly be proud." — 

The following notes of the exercises are 
likewise taken from that paper: 

At 10:45 o'clock Miss Elizabeth Mathers 
at the organ played the processional, to the 
strains of which the class and the members 
of the board of trustees entered the church. 
First came A. C. Wadsworth, president of 
the board of trustees, Dr. T. J. Pitner, of 
the executive board; Dr. J. R. Harker, pres- 
ident of the College, and Dr. William F. 
Anderson, who delivered the commence- 
ment address. Then followed the members 
of the faculty and then the members of the 
graduating class. 

After invocation had been asked by Dr. 
Vincent. Miss Mabel Pearl Wilson, of Vir- 
ginia, a member of the senior class, gave an 
admirable rendition of Schumann's Sonata, 
G minor, first movement. 

Dr. Harker, in a few appropriate words, 
introduced Dr. William F. Anderson, of 
New York City, secretary of the board of 
education of the Methodist Episcopal church, 
who delivered the commencement address 
to the class. Dr. Anderson proved a most 
interesting and forceful speaker, and his 
words contained much of value to the young 
women who are now about to go out to take 
part in the battle of life. "By the doing of 
things in God's name one can make one's 
life an achievement of perpetual triumph." 
was the keynote of Dr. Anderson's address, 
and this must be accomplished in doing the 
things that tend to uplift the human race. 

A few of the thoughts expressed by the 
speaker are given: 

"President Harker, Members of the Board 
of Trustees, Young - Ladies of the Gradu- 
ating Class, and Ladies and Gentlemen: 
"I feel very grateful to Dr. Harker for his 
gracious and generous words of introduc- 
tion. It is very evident that he is a tnau of 
faith, as he never met me until yesterday 
afternoon, and does not know whether I can 
make a speech or not, so that you will not 
know until after I am through whether my 
effort will be a pleasure or not. 

"One day, while reading from one of my 
favorite authors, I found the line, 'To live 
is to achieve a perpetual triumph.' As I 



closed the book I said that was certainly a 
splendid expression. But the only trouble 
is that it fits so few lives. It does well 
enough when applied to the lives of famous 
men, such as Washington, Lincoln, Dante, 
Brooks, Phillips and others, whose lives 
were one perpetual triumph. But it does 
not fit the ordinary life. 

"But. according to the measure of one's 
abilities, every life can be made one of per- 
petual triumph. It is a privilege of ever}' 
man and woman to make his or her life an 
achievement of perpetual triumph. 

"There are worlds outside of us that we 
become acquainted with that tend to make 
life a perpetual triumph. We live in more 
than one world. Instead of being citizens 
of only one world, we are citizens of a mul- 
titude of worlds. It is the duty of science 
to come into contact with these worlds. 
The attitude of the writers of the Bible 
toward these worlds was always logical, 
and today the very best of literature is 
found in the book of God. 

"We are coming to see it as our privilege 
as men and women to be brought face to 
face with these worlds and to know God's 
words. I do not believe that there has ever 
been a generation of men who appreciated 
the things God has given them as much as 
this one. In song, in literature, and in 
everything, is seen the divine hand of God. 
Even in the meanest and lowest thing, there 
is always something good. Blessed is the 
man or woman who possesses the soul to 
catch this spirit and to see this good. 

"The past twenty-five years has given us 
practically a new department of literature. 
We have it in the novel of Black Beauty, 
which makes us acquainted with the horse, 
and in the splendid animal stories of Ernest 
Seton Thompson and others. We have 
made some marvelous discoveries in recent 
years. We have found out that this is God's 
world, and men and women are permitted 
to know that it is God's world. Music in- 
troduces us to part of this world. Astron- 
omy brings us face to face with the laws of 
the heavenly bodies. The study of animal 

life brings us closer to the lower animals. 
Thus it is man's privilege to make his life 
an achievement of perpetual triumphs. 

"If we wish to retain a youthful heart, 
always live on the line of discovery. If 
man does this, he will never grow old. Vic- 
tor Hugo once said that the snows of many 
winters were on his head, but that perpetual 
summer was in his heart. The grave is not 
the depository; it is only the thoroughfare 
to higher and better things. The man who 
has the spirit for, and appreciation of the 
beauty of nature can never grow old. 

"Young ladies, this is indeed only the be- 
ginning of what you may make a successful 
career. If your efforts are honest, you will 
have nothing to regret, and there will be no 
old age. 

"There is nothing so vital to happiness 
and the preservation of the zest of life as 
the accomplishment of some daily task for 
the betterment of mankind. We should 
take our knowledge from Bacon, and we 
shall never find ourselves sitting down and 
asking if life is worth living. 

"It is necessary to enter into a strenuous 
conception of life if we should succeed. 
Life is no picnic. The work day is much 
superior to the play day. 

" -Life is real, life is earnest. 

And the grave is not its goal. 

Dust thou art, to dust returnest. 

Was not spoken of the soul.' 

"We also must make conquests within 
ourselves. Where is the man or woman 
who at some time has not heard that which 
might be characterized as the growling of 
wild beasts within our souls? This is when 
we have met with disappointment and when 
the spirit of malice rises within us. I have 
not the time to enter into a discussion as to 
the truth of the theory of evolution, but it 
is true that the brute is in every man po- 

"Young men and women should place be- 
fore themselves the task of bringing out all 
that is best in them if they wish to make 
their lives an achievement of perpetual tri- 
umph. There is the seed of better life in 



every man, but it must be cultivated. 
Properly nourished, this will bring' man 
into the greater glory of God. 

•■What 1 have said refers to bringing our- 
selves to a higher selfhood. This is the 
first duty of every man. In this day of 
striving we are so anxious to succeed in 
material things that we are likely to forget 
to unfold ourselves into a perpetual aud 
noble selfhood. 

'•The purpose of Christian education, 
however, does not stop at noble selfhood. 
It means also the development of qualities 
for rendering service to mankind and per- 
petuating the kingdom of God upon the 
earth. If it only taught for self, it would 
be a failure. Even Byron found it so, be- 
cause he sought only culture for its own 

"Culture must imbibe the spirit of re- 
ligion before its mission is accomplished. 
I stand here today and say to you young 
women that if you expect to enjoy the 
sweets of life, you must cling to noble am- 
bition and do good for the benefit of your 
fellow men. You are going into your homes 
aud into your communities, and vou should 
take light and life into them. You are en- 
tering upon the manifold duties of life, and 
are well equipped if you will only use the 
things that you have learned in a Christian 
spirit. Education must be crowned with 
the glory of Christian religion before it ac- 
complishes the purpose for which it is in- 

"He who stands at the highest summit in 
the service of the world gave His life's 
blood for the world. Today is the day on 
which services are offered to the memory of 
brave men who gave their lives that the 
country might live. Christ gave His life 
blood for mankind. That must be your 
pathway and mine, and if we wish to be of 
benefit to the world we also must give our 
life blood. We must find some thing that 
is worthy to do and follow it to the end. 

"Life becomes important only as it be- 
comes symbolic of truth and of achievement. 
We must give our best to life's work. The 

man who links his purposes with God's 
gains immortality in the life to come. Have 
some part in bringing about that day when 
universal peace shall rule the world. Young 
ladies, I greet you and bid you God speed." 

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Dr. Harker's report of the condition of 
the school covered the entire statistics of 
the College — as to attendance, grade of 
work done, health of the school, religious 
atmosphere, loyalty of the students and 
faculty, financial showing, needs of the 
College aud the action of the trustees. We 
regret that the entire report cannot be 
given to the readers of The Greetings, 
but we cull some notes that ought to inspire 
the alumnae and trustees and friends to 
make a united effort to help realize the 
three great needs of the College as stated 
by the president. 

It seems that, after being heartily thank- 
ful for the continued good health of the 
College and for the religious and moral at- 
mosphere that has prevailed, the friends of 
the Illinois Woman's College should be es- 
pecially thankful for college spirit aud 
loyalty that has been so marked this year. 
We reprint from his report what he says of 
the loyalty of the students aud faculty, the 
financial showing, the needs of the College 
and the action of the trustees: 

I cannot refrain from another word about 
the student body. I do not believe that a 
more enthusiastic, loyal and capable body 
of students can be found in any school. 
Their enthusiasm and efficiency is shown in 
their organization and hearty support of so 
many student enterprises. The literary 
societies, the Belles Lettres and the Phi Nu, 
the Christian Association, the Athletic As- 
sociation, the Mendelssohn Club, the Glee 
Club, the orchestra, besides the active class 
organizations — all are maintained with an 
unusual degree of spirit and ability. The 



senior class have this year undertaken the 
management of the College paper, The 
Greetings, and have not only published 
one of the best papers in the state, but have 
made a splendid financial success. And the 
students' loyalty is shown by the fact that 
in the past three years they have paid near- 
ly $1,000 to the president as their contribu- 
tion to the upbuilding- of the College, and 
have within the last three months fairly 
taken the president off his feet by the offer 
of SI, 500 towards the new g-ymuasium. 

In all these enterprises the students are 
encouraged by a loyal and efficient faculty 
of teachers, and I count it a great privilege 
to be the leader of teachers and students 
who can bring things to pass. 


Financially the year has also been the 
best in the history of the College. The new 
power house has been built, giving us a 
splendid heating plant of four boilers, a 
well equipped laundry, and an electric light- 
ing plant, all of them with a capacity for 
double our present building and attendance. 
This has cost $17,000. It is good news to 
report that by the gifts of friends and the 
income of the current year this building has 
been entirely paid for; and in addition to 
this and the payment of all interests and 
annuities, the debt on the College has been 
reduced by $5,000. This splendid financial 
showing has been made possible mainly by 
realizing on the estate bequeathed to us by 
Miss Hannah C. Dever, of Springfield, Mo., 
who left us a farm, which was sold this 
year for nearly $15,000. Many other friends 
have assisted during the year, so that the 
total addition to the College assets for the 
year has been nearly $25,000. 


But while we are thus able to make an 
excellent current report, it must be empha- 
sized that the needs of the College are many 
and very urgent. The College has no en- 
dowment, and is therefore obliged to depend 
every year on its current income. The ex- 

cellent showing made is possible only by 
our unusual exemption for so many years 
from sickness and accident. A single breath 
of serious contagious disease, or a serious 
accident of fire or storm, would easily give 
the College a blow from which it could never 
recover, and sink us into hopeless debt. No 
college can hope for more than a very tem- 
porary prosperity that does not have pro- 
vision beyond the present day. 

The greatest need of the College is that 
its friends should recognize this, and that 
they seriously set themselves to so equip 
and endow it that it shall be reasonably 
safe for the future. There are three definite 
needs which should be met at once. 

1. A gymnasium and domestic science 
building cdYnbiued, including an audience 
room to seat 500 or 600 people, and equipped 
with stage, etc., for entertainments and 
public meetings. This could be built for 
$12,000 to $15,000. The present gymnasium 
room has accomplished much in the way of 
physical development, but it is now entirely 
inadequate. The demand for instruction 
in domestic science is already great, and is 
increasing. No college for women can be 
adequately equipped without provision for 
this subject. 

2. We need a conservatory building for 
the College of Music and the art and elocu- 
tion. In the one building we now have all 
these departments, including nearly forty 
pianos, with ten music studios, the art 
room, the elocution room, besides all the 
literary recitation rooms and the college 
home. We must have more room for these 
special subjects. Such a building would 
cost S40,000 or $50,000. 

3. We need an endowment for scholar- 
ships, salaries and other necessary expenses 
of at least $100,000. 

The College now owes $18,000. This, to- 
gether with the three needs specified, make 
it necessary to raise at once nearly $200,000. 


We ought to realize these three things in 
the very near future. I am glad to report 




that toward the gymnasium, besides the 
$15,000 promised by the students, we now 
have good subscriptions amounting to over 
$4,000. We should have at least $5,000 
more subscribed in the next three months 
and begin the building next fall. 

In two years we celebrate our sixtieth 
anniversary. The present era of growth 
really began eight years ago, with the en- 
thusiasm and loyalty manifested at the 
jubilee anniversary. I confidently expect 
that in these two years we shall realize the 
gymnasium, the conservatory building and 
the endowment, and I invite you all, with 
your friends, to be present here in 1907 to 
witness the fulfillment of my prophecy. 

The meeting of the trustees yesterday 
was most enthusiastic, and showed that 
they are determined to move the College 
forward in every possible way. Some of 
the things done will be of general interest 
to all friends. They voted to appoint as a 
permanent officer of the College a field sec- 
retary, whose duty it shall be to represent 
the College in the conference and before the 
public generally, to assist in securing stu- 
dents, and especially to urge the need of 
financial aid for the enlargement and equip- 
ment of the College. The executive com- 
mittee are repuested to find au active, 
capable, enthusiastic person for this most 
responsible position, and to assure the right 
man of a permanent office. 

They voted to arrange for a special cele- 
bration of the sixtieth anniversary ot the 
College in 1907, and if possible to secure by 
that time the gymnasium, the consefvatory 
building and the $100,000 endowment. 

They also voted to invite the board of 
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church 
to hold their spring session in 1907 in con- 
nection with the sixtieth anniversary. 

I am happy also to report the following 
nominations to the Illinois conference for 

Rev. W. F. Short. D. D., so lonj,-- the hon- 
ered president of the College, for the term 
expiring 1909. 

For the term expiring 1911, Judge T. B. 
Orear, Alex Piatt, J. H. Osborne and J. VV. 
Taylor, as their own successors, and as 
new trustees, two energetic and capable 
young business men of Jacksonville, Edgar 
E. Crabtree and Joseph W. Walton. 

The Alumnae Association has nominated 
as alumnae trustee Mrs. Rhoda Tomlin 
Capps, '62, for the term expiring 1907, and 
Mrs. Lillian Woods Osborne, '79, and Mrs. 
Rachel Harris Philippe, '72, for the term 

expiring 1911. 

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Friday evening. May the 26th, was the 
second Annual Sing of the Illinois Woman's 
College. Last year the seniors inaugurated 
the custom, and their plan met with such 
great success that it was repeated this sea- 
son. The girls of nineteen hundred and 
five were grouped on the old entrance steps, 
at the foot of which the piano was placed. 
Chairs and benches were on the lawn, and 
the electric lighting and Japanese lanterns 
made the whole campus look most festive. 
Many vehicles gathered on the outskirts, 
and the crowd continued to grow during 
the entire evening. Miss Plank assisted 
the seniors in leading in the familiar col- 
lege songs. Attractive folders containing 
the words to the less well-known ones were 
given to all. The beautiful evening, the 
pretty sight and the jolly songs will not 
soon be forgotten by either students or 
Jacksonville residents who were present. 

The program follows: 

I. W. C. Song (words by Golden Berry- 

The Loreley. 



Where, O Where. 

Estudiantina (Senior Songs.) 

Nut Brown Maiden. 

The Quilting Party. 


The Drum Major of Schneider's Band. 

Jinffle, Bells. 

I. W. C. Song (words by Eva Collins, 



Levee Song'. 

The Little Brown Church. 
Dat Water-Million. 
Massa's in de Cold Ground. 
Jolly Boating- Weather. 

The Spanish Cavalier. 
Soldier's Farewell. 
Sweet and Low. 
Solomon Levi. 
Suwanee River. 
Polly Wolly Doodle. 

My Old Kentucky Home. 


Even nature contributed to the enjoyment 
of the seniors on Saturday afternoon, for 
the threatening clouds broke away, and the 
sun came out happy to shine upon such an 
auspicious occasion. The chapel had been 
prettily decorated with festoons and portiers 
of lavender and white, the class colors, and 
bunches of white roses, the class flower. A 
screen of green leaves, interspersed with 
jasmine and wistarea between the chapel 
and library, formed a pretty background for 
the seniors, dressed all in white. After the 
program, the juniors formed in two lines, 
bearing ivy chains tied with lavender and 
white, through which the seniors marched 
out to the back campus, where the ivy was 

The program was as follows: 

1 March — Processional . Miss Massey 

2 A Word of Greeting . Miss Ellsberry 

3 Our Days that are Past . Miss Berryman 

4 Quartet — "Commencement" March 

Misses Hale, Carter, Phillippe, Glick 

5 Poem — "The Council of 

Iris" . . . Miss Starkey 

6 Oration — "Of the Making of Books 

There is no End" . Miss Wadsworth 

7 Piano Duet — "Spanish Dances" 

Misses Work and Lohr 

8 Our Days to Come . Miss Plowman 

') Our Legacy . . . Miss Taylor 

in Response . . Miss Arthur, '06 

11 Class Song . \ ™ ords ' ™} ss Huckeby 
" / Music, Miss Stockdale 

Post Scriptutn: — Friends, if the day is 
fair, there will be an Ivy planting on the 
campus, at which Miss Marshall, queen of 
the Ivy, will preside, and Miss Peck will be 
chief orator. 




10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Exhibit of School of 
Art, at the College. 

2 p. in. Senior Class Day exercises, in 
College chapel. 

8 p. m. Commencement recital of the 
School of Elocution, at Centenary church. 


10:45 a. in. Address by Miss Barnes be- 
fore the Young Woman's Christian Asso- 
ciation, at Grace church. 

7:45 p. m. Baccalaureate Sermon, Cen- 
tenary church, by Rev. W. H. Musgrove, D. 
D., pastor of Brooklyn church. 


9 to 12 a. m. Alumnae Class Reunions. 

10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Exhibit of School of 
Art, at the College. 

10:30 a. in. Annual meeting' of Board of 
Trustees and Visitors. 

2 p. m. Reunion and Business Meeting 
of the Alumnae Society, at the College. 

8 p. m. Commencement Concert of the 
College of Music, at Centenary church. 


10:45 a. m. Graduating Exercises of Illi- 
nois Woman's College, at Centenary church. 
Address by Rev. Wm. F. Anderson, D. D.. 
Secretary of the Board of Education of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. 

8 p. m. President's Reception, at the 

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The College Greetings 


Seniors op Illinois Woman's College 
jacksonville, illinois. 


Miss Neville. Miss Weaver, Miss Cole 

Editor-in-chief Linnie Dowell 

Assistant Editors Alice Wadsworth 

Anne Marshall 
Business Managers Lena Yarnell 

Golden Berryman 


Alumnae President Harker 

p H , jj c Mable Burns 

Belles Lettres Carrie Luken 

Music Merta Work 

Athletic Birdie Peck 

Y. W. C. A. Amelia Postel 

Elocution Paula Wood 

Art Zillah Ranson 

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Printed in the Office of Len G. Magill, Jacksonville. 111. 
No. 227 East State St. Illinois Phone 418 

Having- carefully refrained from any men- 
tion of the weatlier in the editorials of the 
past year, The Greetings must mention 
the weather- man's politeness — his extreme 
courtesy to the class of nineteen hundred 
and five. During all of our commencement 
exercises, beginning with the Sing and end- 
ing with the President's reception, the 
storms and rains carefully avoided Jackson- 
ville. Several times our hearts quaked and 
we feared the proverbial "commencement 
weather," but our luck stood us in good 
stead, and we left without nature's joining 
us in our tears. 


This is the last number of The College 
Greetings to be issued this year and edited 
by the Board of nineteen hundred and five. 

It has been entirely new work for us, and 
we have had no sister class to show us the 
way, but we have done our best. The 
Board and the Senior class want to thank 
our friends for all that they have done for 
us and for the very great interest that has 
been taken in our success in this class en- 
terprise. We want to thank our advertisers 
and all who have so graciously encour- 
aged us. 


President Harker's statement of the last 
year's work and his enthusiastic prophecy 
for the future of the school make all our 
hearts eager for the immediate fulfillment 
of his dream. When Dr. Harker announced 
in chapel his well grounded hope that the 
class of nineteen hundred and five would 
hold its first reunion in the new Gymnasium, 
there was the greatest enthusiasm among 
the students. None are more anxious that 
this shall be than the outgoing class. 


We are very glad to give over The Greet- 
ings, not to a new set of strangers, but to 
an Kditorial Board made up of girls whom 
we have known and loved, from the class of 
nineteen hundred and six. We know that 
they can make a great success of the work, 
and we foresee a brilliant future for our 
College paper. We, the Board of nineteen 
hundred and five, ask for the new Board 
the same great aid that has been rendered 
us, the interest of the Alumnae and friends 
of the school, the support of the advertisers 
and subscribers, and the hearty co operation 
of the undergraduate students. 

Now body and mind rebel at the bare 
thought of strenuous effort. A book and a 
shady nook, or either one without the other, 
easily satisfy all desires. At night the 
very frogs gurgle "Don't hurry" in fitting 
response to the bumble-bee's day-time 
drone, "Don't worry." Therefore, enjoy 
the summer days and be happy. 



Y. W. C. A. NOTES. 

During the Passion Week, prayer meet- 
ings were held every morning, and the girls 
entered more fully into the hardships and 
sorrows or the Saviour. On Easter morn- 
ing, instead of being awakened by the 
sharp clang of the rising bell, the sweet 
strains of Easter carols resounded in the 
corridors. A special sunrise prayer meet- 
ing was a source of great blessing. At 
breakfast, Easter cards with greetings from 
our association were found at each place, 
and these little cards will doubtless be a 
very pleasant reminder of a happy Easter 

An artistic poster announced a May morn- 
ing breakfast May 8. The day dawned 
bright and warm, just the finest kind of a 
day for an outing. At eight o'clock, party 
after party flocked to the woods about one 
mile from the College, and there the cabinet 
awaited them und satisfied their wants. 
Such a breakfast as it was! Eruit, sand- 
wiches, radishes, and oh! the best coffee. 
The little groups seated on the green grass 
with the budding trees waving overhead 
was a sight which few will forget. The 
association girls know how to have a good 
time, don't they? 

Miss Katherine D. Cole, of the faculty, 
represented the association at the biennial 
convention held at Detroit, April 26-30. 
Three of our cabinet members — Misses Nel- 
lie Holnback. Amelia J. Postel, and Rena 
Crum — attended the cabinet convention at 
Northwestern University, and we feel that 
work the coining year will be greatly bene- 
fited by the inspirations received while 

Miss Flora Miller, our dear State Secre- 
tary, who was expected to spend several 
days with" us the last week of school, was 
detained by illness. We trust her enforced 
vacation will speedily restore her to health. 
Miss Helen Barnes, beloved by all who 
know her, will be with us for commence- 
ment and deliver an address on the morning 
of May 28. 

Our Y. M. C. A. has accomplished much 
this year. May God bless the leaders for 
the coming year, and may the principles for 
which our association stands be the domi- 
nating force of each life. 



The friends of the society always look 
forward to the open meeting every year 
with great interest, knowing a fine literary 
and musical program is in store for them. 
The open meeting this year, held Monday 
evening, April 17, was a decided success, 
showing faithful work and great literary 
ability on the part of the performers. The 
president. Golden Berryman, called the 
meeting to order and presided in an able 

After the earnest devotional exercises, 
conducted by the chaplain, Edith Mitten, 
the first number, a piano solo, was rendered 
by Merta Work, '05. Her ability as a 
pianist being known, she was greeted by 
applause. She played Liszt's Rhapsodie 
No. 11 in a highly artistic manner, thus 
winning' fresh laurels. 

The essayist. Amy Ives, '06. took for her 
subject. "The Man with a Hobby." It was 
an excellent essav, and a fair prediction is 
that some day the literary fame of Miss 
Ives will speak far beyond the College walls. 

The recitation, "What William Henry 
Did," given by Marae Bohl, held the inter- 
est of the audience to the last. She put 
herself wholly into the spirit of the piece, 
and gave it a fine interpretation. 

The impromptu. "The Internal Condition 
of Russia," was exceptionally well given by 
Anna Watson, '07. Although it was such a 
difficult part. Miss Watson was certainly 
equal to it, and spoke in a composed and 
intelligent manner on this current question. 
By speaking on her subject, she gained an 
excellent reputation as an extemporizer. 

A novel, and one of the most delightful 
parts of the program was the Chalk Talk 
by Zillah Ranson. She chose subjects of 



interest, and her quick illustrations with 
crayon displayed an artistic ability that 
few possess. 

Jessie Kennedy, the orator for the even- 
ing, spoke on "Community Problems." The 
oration, well written in a powerful style, 
making- strong; appeals and delivered well, 
won for the speaker loud applause. 

The Belles Lettres Echo, Vol. Ill, was 
edited by Birdie Peck, 05, and Chelsea 
Tobin, '06, and read by Miss Peck. It 
abounded in interest, witty saying's, jokes 
and well written articles. 

The violin duet, "Petit Duo Symphon- 
ique," by Beulah Hodgson, '06, and Edith 
Morgan, '07, was a beautiful selection, and 
the skillful rendition of it delighted the au- 

The next number was the debate — "Re- 
solved, That prison-made goods should not 
be allowed to compete with free goods in 
open market, even at the expense of keep- 
ing convicts idle." The debaters deserve 
praise for undertaking such a difficult ques- 
tion for discussion and handling it in such 
an able manner, and it showed hard and 
thoughtful study. The affirmative was up- 
held by Marie Arthur, 06, and Carrie Luken, 
'05; the negative by Clara Swain, '06, and 
Mabel Cooper, '06. While the judges were 
making their decision, all joined in singing 
the Belles Lettres Song. The merits were 
awarded to the affirmative and the ability 
to the negative. 

The whole program was of a high stand- 
ard, and the society may justly be proud of 
the literary skill and attainments. 

The chapel was beautifully decorated 
with an abundance of smilax and ferns, and 
a bowl of yellow roses adorned the desk. 


Phi Nu Society was delighted last week 
when Mrs. Lambert and Mrs. Capps came 
to hear our last program for the year of 
1905. Mrs. Lambert told us some of her 

experiences as a member of Phi Nu, and 
made us all rejoice to know we were mem- 
bers of the society. 

The following program was given: 

Society Gossip — "I'll flag the eavesdrop- 
per," Jen Harker. 

Rocks and Snags — "There is no living 
with them or without them," Pay Clayton. 

Searchlight — "I hold the world but as the 
world, a stage where every man must play 
his part," Mabel Burns. 

Chords and Discords — "The man that has 
no music in himself, nor is not moved with 
concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, 
strategems and spoils," Clara Lohr. 

Witticisms — "Look, he is winding up the 
key of his wit; by and by, it will strike" 
Edith Phillippi. 

Buds — "Rosebuds set with little wilful 
thorns." Susan Rebhan. 

Flowers — "Stars that in earth's firma- 
ment do shine," Lucile Woodward. • 

Warbling — "If music be the food of love, 
play on." 

"It came o'er my ear like the sweet sound 
That breathes upon a bank of violets, 
Stealing and giving odor!" Amelia Eisen- 
meyer, Cl_ax a Mayfield . 

Farewell to Phi Nu of '05 — "When to the 
season of sweet, silent thought, I summon 
up remembrance of things past," Nelle 




A final review of the year's report is very 
favorable, and shows a marked improve- 
ment along every line. The average at- 
tendance of classes has been unusually 
good, and great interest has been taken in 
the work. The campus has been improved 
by the new tennis courts, which are very 
much appreciated. A base ball club was 
organized, and in spite of a few accidents 
the girls enjoyed playing, and felt it was 
well worth their time. Several athletic af- 
fairs were attended during the year, which 
tended to increase the interest and enthusi- 
asm of our girls. 



Favorable reports have been sent in. and 
we now have $700 to our bank account. 
This has been made possible by the constant 
efforts of the girls, and they can certainly 
be proud of the results of their work. 

Thru the kindness of the Glee Club, we 
received the proceeds from their concert, 
which we appreciated very much. 

An exhibition and May pole dance was to 
be given Saturday night, May 13, but owing 
to the inclemency of the weather only the 
exercises that would be given in the gym- 
nasium took place. Mrs. Harker served a 
delightful luncheon in the gymnasium, after 
which speeches were made by some of those 
present. Mrs. Lambert and others spoke 
of the enthusiasm shown by the girls, and 
showed their interest in our work. 

Dr. Harker dreamed dreams, and saw vis- 
ions of a new gymnasium, with all modern 
equipments, a stage with curtains and other 
improvements undreamed of by the girls. 

After the singing of college songs, the 
girls went to their rooms, carrying with 
them the memory of an evening delightfully 

On Wednesday, May 17, the election of 
officers took place. The following were 
elected for the ensuing year: 

President — Stella Shepherd. 

First Vice President — Birdie Rees. 

Second Vice President — Clara Beauman. 

Secretary — Rena Crum. 

Treasurer — Rosalie Sidell. 

Reporter — Ethel Wyeth. 

Sergeant at Arms — Beulah Hodgson. 

The choice of officers seems exceptionally 




As the year nears its close, the students 
are able to look back over days of hard work 
and pleasure and note with satisfaction the 
work done. 

A most successful senior recital was given 
Friday evening, April 21, in the chapel. 

One particularly pleasing feature of the 
program was the reading from the desk of 
'•The Cruise of the Dolphin" and "Goliath." 
It is a satisfaction to learn that good "read- 
ing aloud" is not a lost art. The entire 
program was so varied and the interpreta- 
tions well held that the recital was one of 
the best the school has given. 
The program follows: 


(Trom the Works of Thomas Bailey Aldrich) 

1 Pauline Pavlovna. 

Scene — St. Petersburg. Recess of the ball 
room in the winter palace. Ladies masked. 
Count Sergius Parlovich . Miss Purviance 
Nastasia, a court lady. . Miss Wood 

2 The Cruise of the Dolphin. 

Miss Wood. 

3 Songs — Creole Cradle Song . Clutsam 

My Rose . . Langtry 

Miss Cuba Carter, '05. 

4 Garnant Hall. 

Miss Purviance. 


5 a An Untimely Thought, 
b Prescience. 

c In an Atelier. 

Miss Wood. 

6 "Goliath." 

Miss Purviance. 

7 Piano Solos — 

a Valse .... Dolmetsch 
b If I Were a Bird . . Henselt 

Miss Bertha Massey, '05. 

8 A Set of Turquoise. 

Count of Lara — a poor nobleman. Miss Wood 
Beatrice, his wife . . Miss Purviance 
Miriam — a maid } 
The Page ( 

Scene I — Garden of Lara's Villa. 

Scene II — Beatrice's Chamber. 
Accompanist — Miss Leda Ellsberry, '05 

Miss Paula Wood will spend the summer 
in Colorado for her health. 

Miss McFadden, '06 




Miss Pearl Purviance is expecting' to take 
a summer course with the Columbia College 
of Expression in Chicago. 

The graduating recital of the School of 
Elocution occurred at Centenary church, 
Saturday evening, May 27, at 8 o'clock. A 
fine program was presented and enjoyed by 
the large audience. 

graduates' recital. 

Graduates— Miss Pearl Trego Purviauce, 
Miss Paula Hamilton Wood. 


Joint Owners in Spain . . Brown 

Miss Wood. 

Queen Guinevere . . . Tennyson 

(From Idylls of the King.) 

Miss Purviance. 

Violin Solo — 

Le Cygne (The Swan) . C. Saint Saens 
L'Abeille (The Bee) . . Schubert 

Miss Beulah Hodgson, '06. 
His Mother's Sermon . Ian Maclaren 

Miss Wood. 
Rebecca's Journey . . . Wiggins 

Miss Purviance. 

Fast Friends .... Re Henry 

Laura — Miss Wood. 

Mabel— Miss Purviance. 

Miss Merta Work, '05, 



Many friends and relatives of the seniors 
came to see the commencement exercises. 
Not half of them can be mentioned in this 

Mrs. Clayton, of Monon, 111., came Friday 
evening to spend these days with her daugh- 
ter Fay. 

Rev. and Mrs. Glick visited their daugh- 
ter Olive during the commencement season. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brown, of Vandalia, 
remained from Friday until Sunday with 
their daughter Lucile. 

Mrs. Dowell and Miss Dunn, of Carbon- 
dale, visited Linnie Dowell. 

Mrs. Larson and Miss Larson came to 
the graduation exercises of Mrs. Isaacson. 

Mrs. Ellsberry, of Mason City, spent sev- 

eral of the commencement days with her 
daughter Leda. 

Mrs A. D. Phillippi, Olive Phillippi and 
Mrs. Gotch visited Edith Phillippi. 

Cecelia Reese came Monday to visit Lucile 

Mrs. Burns, of Champaign, came to see 
her daughter Mabel graduate. 

Mrs. Standiford came to spend commence- 
ment time with her daughter Lucy. 

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, of Berlin, attended 
Class Day and the commencement address. 

Mrs. Ray, of Berlin, grandmother of Nelle 
Taylor, spent the week in Jacksonville. 

Ethel Dudley visited Mabel Burns two or 
three days. 

Emma Bullard, of Mechanicsburg, visited 
Miriam Mae Murray. 

Mrs. Carter spent the commencement sea- 
son with her daughter Cuba. 

Mrs. Elgin and two children have been 
visiting Hattie Elgin for several days. 

Golden Berryman has had her sister visit- 
ing her these last days. 

Mrs. O. S. Marshall and Mrs. McDowell, 
of St. Louis, visited Anne Marshall. 


One of the most delightful features of the 
commencement attractions was the exhibit 
given in Miss Knopp's studio of the work 
of her classes in fine art. A most skillful 
and artistic array was here presented that 
showed not only the skill of the young la- 
dies, but also the excellent success Miss 
Kuopp is having in helping them to lay well 
the foundations before attempting to go 
higher in their work. As the many admir- 
ing visitors looked about them more than 
one realized that a room full of pictures is 
a room full of thoughts, and indeed nothing 
can bring more beautiful thoughts than can 
beautiful pictures. Every wall, nook and 
corner were filled with them and had there 




been more room, even a greater display 
would have been presented. 

By the art critic or by the skilled in- 
structor, the first place would have been 
given to the works in charcoal, or black and 
white, for this is the foundation of all art. 
and in this the artists' skill in light and 
shade and perfection of outline is best 
shown. An admiring group, too, was 
about the little corner where pencil draw- 
ings were displayed. Here no little skill 
was needed, and manv euen were wont to 
doubt that the pupils themselves did the 
work, but were finally assured. 

All kinds of subjects were chosen for the 
water color sketches and they, too, show 
some fine work. From out the little land- 
scapes one might almost imagine the tiniest 
chirup and flutter of a little bird in the tree 
top. This work is more appreciated when 
the visitor learns that Miss Knopp does not 
permit any copying, but all the little scenes 
are taken directly from nature itself; there- 
fore original ideas are put into each picture 
and every new line or tint is stamped with 
the worker's personality. And is not this 
the highest aim of true art? He who puts 
most of himself into his work will paint the 
most wonderful pictures! 

Those partial to 'oil' were not disap- 
pointed; and they are glad to know that 
this branch of work is expected to still 
larger next year. One of the most admired 
paintings in oil was a huge bunch of Easter 

The pleased faces and words of praise 
from the many, many visitors during the 
three days of the exhibit showed the high 
place the 'School of fine Art' of the college 
holds in the good fuvor and sincere appre- 
ciation of the public. 


On the evening of May 29th in Centenary 
church occurred the commencement recital 
of the College of Music. The auditorium 
was entirely filled with an enthusiastic and 

appreciative audience. The program was a 
varied one, comprising organ, piano and 
voice numbers and reflected the greatest 
credit on both performers and instructors. 


Corcert Overture - Faulkes 

Miss Brady 
Arabeske, Op. 18 - Schumann 

Etude, Op. 10, No. 7 - Chopin 

Miss Drake 
Air, "O had I Jubal's Lyre" (Joshua) Handel 

Miss Carter 
Ballade, (from Flying Dutchman) Wagner- 
Miss Work [Liszt 
Witches' Dance - - MacDowell 

Miss Ellsberry 
Prayer and Toccata (from Suite) Boellman 

Miss Mathers 
Bird as Prophet - Schumann 

Hungarian - - MacDowell 

Miss Stockdale 
Canzone "Non so piu cosa sou" (Fegaro) 

Miss Hale [Mozart 

Gavotte - - Ten-Brink- 

Spinning Song - - Raff 

Miss Lohr 
Papillons - - Schumann 

Miss Massey 

Sonata F minor - Mendelssohn 

Adagio, Andante Recit, Finale 

Miss Morrison 



Y. W. C. A. 

Cor. Sec'k 

Nellie Holnback 

Edith Mitten 

Rena Crum 


President - - Amelia Postel 

Cor. Sec'y - - Marcella Crum 

Treasurer - - Rosalie Sidell 

President - - Nellie Miller 

Cor. Sec'y - - Chelsea Tobin 

Treasurer - Stella Shepherd 

President - - Stella Shepherd 

Treasurer - - Rosalie Sidell 




- Mary Huntley 
Marcella Crum 


Miss Berenice Long 





The annual reunion of the Alumnae so- 
ciety was held in the society halls of the 
college. A goodly number was present, 
and the spirit manifested showed the love 
for and interest in the dear old college 
which still lives in the hearts of its. gradu- 
ates. The meeting was especially inter- 
esting on account of the presence of two 
members of the class of '55. Mrs. Martha 
Spaulding Jumper of Sinclair, and Mrs. 
Minerva Masters Vincent of Boulder, Colo., 
who were enjoying their golden anniversa- 
ry at this time. Mrs. Vincent read a paper, 
the preparation of which did credit to 
many a younger and more versed writer, 
in which she told innny experiences of her 
days in school. The paper was full of 
bright, spicy remarks as well as much that 
will be noted and remembered in the hearts 
of all the listeners. She spoke of the early 
days in the college, the beginnings of the 
Belles Lettres and Phi Nu societies, her 
friendships, her studies, her pleasures, in a 
way that was truly delightful. Her quaint 
and perfectly refined manner, her attractive 
person and her sweet ways quickly made 
her a favorite. 

Mrs. Jumper also made a bright, witty 
little talk, doing credit to her class and her 
I. W. C. training. She, too, spoke of her 
school days, her associations in the Phi Nu 
society society of which she was a member, 
and opposed in a very charming way Mrs. 
Vincent's loyal remarks to Belles Lettres. 
Mrs. Jumper is small but mighty, and those 
of the class of '55 may be proud to call such 
a brilliant mind one of their own. 

The meeting was called to order by Miss 
Helen Kennedy, who acted as president in 
a verv graceful manner. After the usual 
business, the officers for the coming year 
were elected, being as follows: 

President — Mrs. Fred H. Rowe. 

1st Vice Pres. — Mrs. Mattie K. Anderson. 

2d Vice Pres. — Miss Elizabeth Blackburn. 

Record. Sec. — Miss Ailsie Goodrick. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Linda Layton Trapp. 

After this election greetings were ex- 
tended to the class of 1905, to which Miss 
Leda Ellsberry, president of the class, re- 

Greetings from the academy alumnae 
were given by Mrs. Julia Carter, the oldest 
living graduate of that institution, in a 
very pleasing manner. Dr. Harker then 
gave a report of the progress of the college, 
its plans for the future and its needs, and 
appealed to the alumnae for support in all 
the enterprises undertaken. 

After this Miss Kennedy gave an address 
on the plan to establish an alumnae scholar- 
ship fund. Comments upon this plan fol- 
lowed, in whicli much enthusiasm seemed 
to be manifested. Several pledges were 
made, and so many were thinking, that it 
seems as if the scholarship were an assured 
thing. The annals for the year were then 
read, and several letters from absent mem- 
members. The treasurer gave her report 
and appealed to the alumnae to pay their 
dues more promptly. During the afternoon 
several musical numbers by members of the 
association were heartily enjoyed. Late in 
the afternoon the motion for adjournment 
to the reception room for refreshments was 
made, and, just as the meeting broke up, 
the 1905 class yell, given once for that class 
itself and once for the class of '55, made a 
fitting conclusion to a day of enthusiasm. 

In the reception room the alumnae proved 
themselves delightful hostesses and made 
the social hour a very happy one. Delicious 
refreshments of cream, cake and bou bons 
were served. 

The alumnae society has reason to be 
proud of itself, proud of its Alma Mater, 
proud of the power enclosed within its 
number and proud of the ability it has to 
help the college in its time of need. Do we 
not want to see the dear old institution a 
power in the west? If we do, and we all do, 
let us work for it and help it. We can do it 
if we will and we should be proud to think 
we have helped build such a monument to 
our memorv. 









Tfie Senior Class of Illinois Woman's (ollege 

M. C. M. V. 

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IHe 1905 Book 

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The central thought of I>r. Musgrove's sermon was taken from the eighth chapter, thirty- 
second verse, St. John: "The truth shall make you free." Dr. Musgrove emphasized the 
fact that this meant the truth as found in Jesus Christ, and his words contained much 
wisdom for the young - women of the graduating' class as well as for all present. Dr. 
Musgrove said, in part: 

"Some years ago, f attended Victoria College. There was an inscription above the 
entrance to the grounds, 'The Truth Shall Make You Free.' It is these words that I 
shall use as my text this evening. 

"Truth in all spheres of life tends to make men free. Education takes men from 
ignorance and its attendant delusions. Some measure of this freedom, young ladies, you 
should carry away from the halls of Illinois Woman's College, else your education has 
been in vain. 

"You will forget much that you have learned. Much that you have enjoyed you will 
leave behind. What you will carry away is better than all — which is truth in every 
sphere. You should be, and I trust you will be, true and generous in all your future life. 
While truth is great, Christ does not teach that alone, but rather calls attention to the 
fact that it is truth in Christ that we need. 

"What did Jesus Christ mean by the truth? He meant the truth as expressed in the 
gospel and epistles of John, in which attention is called to the truth as exemplified through 
Jesus Christ, knowledge of which is hope of eternal life. The truth of which Christ 
speaks is quite concrete. It means personal revelation of God as expressed in Jesus 
Christ. Christ not only reveals the truth, but is the truth. To know Christ, then, is to 
know the truth. 

"God is love. God in Christ is love incarnate. It is the truth that makes men free in 
the highest and noblest sense. 

"The facts and principles of the Christian religion require profound investigation in 
order to understand them. It is essential that the truth that makes men free demands of 
them some knowledge of that truth. 

"The desire to do God's will and obey His teachings is the pathway of promise. 
Obedience to Christ is the way to His truth. The worship of some elaborate creed is not 
essential. But man should live for God and for his fellow men. How shall we know the 
truth? The answer is, obey Christ. Search for the truths. 

"What Christ promises is this: actual knowledge of the truth. But he who seeks the 
truth merely for the development of his own mind is a self-seeker. I know there is a 
great deal of liberalism about these things. There is many times doubt expressed as to 
a real God, a real heaven, a real hell. Yet. it is not this: we are not contented to dig and 
search for the truth. We want to know the truth. We want some word to be sure that 
we know the truth, and Christ promises this. 

"What is the result of the knowledge of truth? Freedom from sin. Is it possible? 
Freedom — what an inspiring word! How our hearts go out to those who fought for free- 
dom; who fought for relief from tyranny; who fought some foreign foe or struck the 
shackles from the slave. The world would have rallied around Jesus Christ had he started 
a revolution to overthrow Rome. What the Jews needed was intellectual liberty to free 
them from the Pharisees. They needed religious education. The highest freedom is not 
outward, but inward. Man must free himself from greed, selfishness and malice. If you 
know the truth through Him, you shall abide with Him forever." 




Dr. Harker then read his address to the class, which follows: 

Young Women of the Graduating Class: 

My conception of education may be expressed in two words — inspiration and environ- 
ment. To breathe into the student a new life, a restless longing to be more, to know 
more, to do more, to impart a vision of a nobler, a larger, a fuller life. 

Lifting' the soul from the common sod, 
To a purer air and a grander view. 

This is the first great business of the teacher and the school. 

And the second is to so environ the student that this new life may have every chance 
to grow, by removing" every influence that would hurt or retard or hinder it, and by intro- 
ducing every influence that will foster it, and make sure that it takes possession of every 
faculty of the entire being. 

These two things we have endeavored to do for you in the years you have been with 
us — to inspire you with a purer ideal and a loftier vision, to make you feel the thrill of a 
new intellectual and spiritual life, and especially to unite your lives with Him, without 
whom we can do nothing. It has also been our care to so arrange your environment that 
vou would find it easy to live this higher life, and be surrounded by only the most helpful 
influences for its development. 

Such a conception of education makes it clear that it can never be finished. This 
new life that has come to you should grow forever and forever. But you have come to the 
end of that part of your educational course which is environed by the Woman's College, 
and are now to go out from us to continue this education under new environments. 

Before you go, it is my privilege to give you a final charge. If ever I coveted any 
gift, it is the ability to sav what is on my mind and heart in such a way that you will not 
forget it. 

My last injunction to you is this — only three words — "Be ye doers." There are so 
many who think of many things, but never do them. There are so many who dream 
many things, but never realize them. There are so many who wish and desire and hope, 
but they never translate "these longings into action. 

Remember that the blessing' comes only to those who do. "Not everv one that saith, 
but he that doeth." our Lord tells us in the Sermon on the Mount. Only those that do 
His commandments have a right to the tree of life. Among His last words in the Upper 
Room are these: "If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." 

In sending you out, I have no fear that you do not know; my only fear is that you 
will not do. 

We are sending you back into your homes. You know enough to fill these homes 
with sweetness and light, to make the hearts of your parents and families and friends 
beam with new gladness, to lighten the burdens, to multiply the pleasures, to share the 
sorrows and the responsibilities. You know enough to make your home going and your 
home staying the gladdest event of the family history. Will you do it? 

We are sending you back into your communities. You know enough to make every 
community into which you go feel the inspiration and help which an educated and refined 
woman should always bring. You know enough to be in sympathy with every movement 
for the elevation of the intellectual and moral life of your community, to be in touch with 
it, to bring some measure of inspiration to the many who have not enjoyed such advan- 



tages as you have had. and to secure for them, where they live, a more helpful and hopeful 
environment. You know enough for this. Will you do it? 

We are sending- you back into your home churches. You know enough to make the 
whole church membership glad that you have been to college, and that you are home 
again. You can help the prayer meeting-, you can encourage your pastor and inspire all 
the young people by service and leadership in the Epworth League and Christian Endeavor. 
You know enough to be very helpful in the Sunday school: you can help to quicken and 
make efficient for good the social life, the intellectual life and the spiritual life of the 

Will you do these things? Or will you go home, glad to be free from the limitations 
of school life, to settle into useless inactivity or to seek for mere personal and selfish 

Remember that you are debtors. Some young people think that the world owes them 
everything. But the truth is, the balance is on the other side. You are debtors to your 
parents for all their love and care, to the church for all the blessings that come through 
its helpful ministry, to your community and state for the inestimable advantages of liberty 
and law and social and political privilege we enjoy, and to your college for the inspiration 
you have received, the protection it has given you from hurtful influences, the helpful 
habits it has fostered in you. the delightful associations and friendships it has made pos- 
sible for you. To all of these you are debtors. Go out from here resolved that by God's 
help you will, to the best of your ability, pay back full measure for what you have received, 
and in the years to come leave something to the credit of your account for those who may 
come after you. 

I believe that the coming year is one of the most critical periods of your lives, for it 
will largely decide how much your education has really done for you. Up to this time 
you have improved your talents, and we take pleasure in giving you this public '-well 
done." But the question is not settled whether you have done it because the spirit of the 
nobler life has taken possession of you, or because of the gentle compulsion of parents 
and teachers, and of the unusually favorable conditions they have arranged for you. If 
the latter is true, you will go home and begin to neglect the means of intellectual and 
spiritual growth, and settle down into the indifferent and unambitious life of the multi- 
tude. Everybody in the community will wonder what good it has done you to go to 

But if indeed you have caught the inspiration, if the higher life has taken possession 
of you, each year will find you stronger in nobler purposes, and more efficient in all kinds 
of helpful service; and tho advantages of the higher education will have such visible illus- 
tration in your community as to inspire many others to follow your example. 

In this full confidence we send you forth as representatives of the Woman's College, 
believing and trusting that you will honor your parents and make glad your homes, and 
inspire and purify your communities, and strengthen and edify your churches, and bring 
credit to your Alma M^ter. 

Go, labor on; spend and be spent, 

Your joy to do the Father's will; 
It is the way the Master went — 

Shall not the servant tread it still? 

"And the God of peace make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working 
in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ." Amen. 



"President Harker, Members of the Board of Trustees, Young Ladies of the 
Graduating Class, and Ladies and Gentlemen: 
I feel very grateful to Dr. Harker for his gracious and generous words of introduction. 

It is very evident that he is a man of faith, as he never met me until yesterday afternoon, 

and does not know whether I can make a speech or not, so that you will not know until 

after I am through 
whether my effort will 
be a pleasure or not." 
Dr. Anderson then 
told a storv of a young 
man who was at col- 
lege and tried poetry 
on his father when he 
wished to draw on him 
for money. He quoted 
a self-improvised 
couplet as follows: 

"The rose is red, 
The grass is green. 
Whether my speeech 
is good 
Remains to be seen." 

"The longer the 
spoke the greater the 
tire," was also a quo- 
tation used by Dr. 
Anderson in his pre- 

"One day while 
reading' from one of 
my favorite authors 
I found the line, 'To 
live is to achieve a 
perpetual triumph.' 
As I closed the book I 
said that was certain- 
ly a splendid expres- 
sion. But the only 
trouble is that it fits 
so few lives. It does 
well enough when ap- 
plied to the lives of 
famous men, such as 

Washington, Lincoln, Dante, Brooks, Phillips and others, whose lives were one perpetual 

triumph. But it does not fit the ordinary life. 

"But, according to the measure of one's abilities, every life can be made one of per- 



petual triumph. It is a privilege of every man and woman to make his or her life an 
achievement of perpetual triumph. 

"There are worlds outside of us that we become acquainted with that tend to make 
life a perpetual triumph. We live in more than one world. Instead of being citizens of 
only one world, we are citizens of a multitude of worlds. It is the duty of science to come 
into contact with these worlds. The attitude of the writers of the Bible toward these 
worlds was always logical, and today the very best of literature is found in the book 
of God. 

"We are coming- to see it as our privilege as men and women to be brought face to 
face with these worlds and to know God's words. I do not believe that there has ever 
been a generation of men who appreciated the things God has given them as much as this 
one. In song, in literature, and in everything is seen the divine hand of God. Even in 
the meanest and lowest thing, there is always something good. Blessed is the man or 
woman who possesses the soul to catch this spirit and to see this good. 

••The past twenty-five years have given us practically a new department of literature. 
We have it in the novel of Black Beauty, which makes us acquainted with the horse, and 
in the splendid animal stories of Ernest Seton Thompson and others. We have made 
some marvelous discoveries in recent years. We have found out that this is (rod's world, 
and men and women are permitted to know that it is God's world. Music introduces us 
to part of this world. Astronomy brings us face to face with the laws of the heavenly 
bodies. The study of animal life brings us closer to the lower animals. Thus it is man's 
privilege to make his life an achievement of perpetual triumphs. 

"If we wish to retain a youthful heart, always live on the line of discovery. If man 
does this, he will never grow old. Victor Hugo once said that the snows of many winters 
were on his head, but that perpetual summer was in his heart. The grave is not the 
depository; it is only the thoroughfare to higher and better things. The man who has 
the spirit for, and appreciation of the beauty of nature can never grow old. 

"This commencement day reminds me of the first one that I ever heard of. I had an 
older brother attending school, and when I heard thein talking about commencement day 
I was puzzled. I said I thought he had commenced several years ago, and that now that 
he was through college it seemed that it should be called the finishing day. Many times 
in the years that have passed I have found out that it was in truth only the beginning. 

"Young ladies, this is indeed only the beginning' of what you may make a successful 
career. If your efforts are honest, you will have nothing to regret, and there will be no 
old age. 

"There is nothing so vital to happiness and the preservation of the zest of life as the 
accomplishment of some daily task for the betterment of mankind. We should take our 
knowledge from Bacon, and we shall never find ourselves sitting down and asking if life 
is worth living. 

"It is necessary to enter into a strenuous conception of life if we should succeed. 
Life is no picnic. The work day is much superior to the play day. 

•• 'Life is real, life is earnest, 

And the grave is not its goal. 
Dust thou art, to dust returnest, 

Was not spoken of the soul.' 

"We must also make conquests within ourselves. Where is the man or woman who 
at some time has not heard that which might be characterized as the growling of wild 

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"The soul contains within itself the events that shall presently befall it." 

It was with verv pardonable pride that the Great Genius of the College, dwelling" 
unseen and alone in the ether above us, looked down upon the little band of his children 
as they were welcomed to the College Home in September, Eighteen Ninety-nine, for he 
knew they contained within themselves the power to make a future of which neither they 
nor their fond parents ever dreamed. 

It is true that these little souls themselves were very ambitious in those days, and 
expected to do famous things. Some wanted to be great musicians: some great poets; 
some wanted to write novels, and some desired to be bright lights in the Society World. 
But the Great Genius was wise; he developed some traits, restrained others, gave days of 
discouragement and days of joy, strengthening his charges all the while, and fitting' them 
for the places he had prepared for them. He saw the predominant quality of each — its 
power — and guided this until it became the ruling force of mind and heart, and then led 
it out into the strong- channels of influence, reason, imagination, skill, aesthetic tastes, 
sympathy, love, joy fulness and the realization of ideals. 

In the first year, this Great Genius, dwelling, as I have told you, in the ether far above 
us, put his children in the care of a class guardian, and instructed his assistants, the 
College Faculty, to take good care of them, altho he still personally superintended their 
development. They elected as President a fair-haired, beautiful girl, dear to the Genius 
and to her sister souls, and chose as their colors navv blue and crimson, for their aesthetic 
tastes were not yet developed, nor did their child minds realize the significance of the 
symbols of puritv and loyalty which their keeper afterwards taught them, and which led 
them, in their freshman year, to choose the beautiful lavender and white as their colors, 
and the white rose, the emblem of innocence and purity, as their flower. During the year 
of Prepdom. the keeper, the Great Genius, as you understand, gave his children many 
tasks through the hands of his assistants, who were astonished at the power these wee 
ones possessed. A capacity for reason and imagination, wonderful in beings so young, 
was manifested in the class room; a tendency was shown to adapt themselves to their 
surrounding's, which pleased even the critical eve of the Overseer; and. above all, sonnets 
were written to that renowned man of letters. Goldsmith, over which the Guardian smiled 
delightedly, and at which his assistants and his older subjects, the Seniors and Juniors, 
opened their eyes in amazement. 

The Keeper realized that healthy souls must have physical exercise, and he gave 
them a gymnasium, and taught them to be powerful in this line as well as in the purely 
intellectual. The little ones were very apt. and soon learned to perform on the rings, ride 
the leather horse, swing Indian clubs, and, above all, plav basket ball in a way that made 
the Keeper's heart swell with pride. "Never mind." he whispered down to his assistants. 
"they will prove their worth someday. Mark my words!" They did, but that comes later. 

There was another line of development which the Keeper watched with especial 
interest, for was it not through this that they were to be most influential? It was the 
power of the heart, the very same line that his chief assistant, our good President, has 
so often emphasized. He gave each one dear aud helpful companions and friends from 
his more advanced ones, and taught them to love one another aud to sympathize with one 
another in a truly beautiful way. He gave them the Y. W. C. A. and taught them its 
worth, aud he showed them the true Ideal through whom alone their power might come. 

The Genius was indulgent, ever, and he gave his children many socials, some among 


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their soul friends in town: some in tiie building-, that they might grow more joyful and 
happy and cheer their older graver sisters with their merry ways. 

When the tender Keeper had tested these Souls for several months, he instructed his 
assistants to promote them to the Freshman class. A few changes were made, but their 
general society remained the same. The same class Guardian was given them, but their 
beautiful President was removed to a field of greater power in a far eastern city, and, in 
her stead, a spirit of unusual power was placed in the chair of state. With such a head, 
success was assured, although the Souls were entrusted with harder tasks and more 
responsibilities. The Genius was very kind, for he gave them true Sister-Souls for com- 
panions, and allowed them to cheer lustily when these walked into chapel with their blue, 
and pink colors flying, and again after they had sung their Junior song with great effect — 
upon the Seniors. Then again the gracious Guardian permitted his loved ones to show 
their affection for their dear sisters by taking them on a nutting party six miles in the 
country, in October. There were many other kinds of amusements; parties at the homes 
of the Freshman souls in town; trolley rides and picnic suppers, to which those dear to 
the Souls were invited; slumber parties and midnight feasts, which his assistants, Presi- 
dent, Matron and all, regarded with horror. But the Genius only smiled, for he knew his 
children were Freshmen, and he understood. 

After nine months had passed, the Guardian told his assistants to promote the Souls 
to the Sophomore class, with all its trials and privileges. Their class Guardian, called 
class Officer among the mortals, was the same, but their class President was changed 
again, and the Souls now emerging from childhood to womanhood began to show their 
power. There were intellectual feats unequalled by any others, and development in all 
lines surprising to the Keeper himself. "My children must not grow too sedate," he said, 
and he placed a large quantity of strawberries, which the Freshmen had gathered, in a 
room near the Laboratory, where the Sophomores were working. One little Freshman 
was left to guard them. His chosen ones were not slow to accept the challenge, but locked 
the despised Freshman in the Laboratory and carried off the tempting fruit. Then, to 
test their courage, the Keeper allowed the whole Freshman class to come swarming upon 
them, like so many angry bees, but he was not disappointed in their power of resistance, 
and smiled approvingly to think they had not destroyed the berries. He did not let the 
Freshmen go beyond the bounds of water injury. There were many tasks of skill imposed 
upon these Souls during" the Sophomore year of their probation. In one of these, the 
Keeper thoroughly tested their imaginative and imitative powers, as well as added an 
incentive to the love which had become so strong in their hearts. On Saint Valentine's 
day, he had them give a party for the whole school. Thev planned an elaborate scheme, 
in which each class was to imitate the manners and customs of either England, Scotland, 
Ireland or Switzerland, while some of their own number represented Saint Valentine, 
Cupid, and the King. Queen and Knave of Hearts. Besides this, they gave a reproduction 
of William Hawley Smith's "Hamlet," that amusing- burlesque on Shakespeare's famous 
play. The guests seemed more than delighted with the evening-, and the eyes of the 
Keeper shone with delight as he watched the proceedings. ••They certainly deserve more 
responsible positions," he said. "I think they may become my Juniors soon," and sure 
enough, in a few weeks, the little blanks were signed by his assistants, and the Souls, 
thirty-four in number, entered his higher ranks. At the beginning of this year, the class 
Guardian was changed, and the new one entered her place with the heartfelt joy of all 
the spirits, for they all loved her. The President was re-elected. The Souls, with all 
their Junior dignity, entered upon their duties conscious of the responsibilities of the 
position, and with ever-growing ideals and purposes. They were no longer child-souls, 



but young, ambitious, powerful being's, full of influence and bubbling- over with life and 
happiness. There was only one obstacle— the Seniors. Against these mighty hindrances 
they based their powerful fortifications— and the Keeper only smiled— and helped them. 
In the first place, these Seniors got caps— ugly black things, very offensive to the aesthetic 
tastes of the Junior Souls, so these beloved ones made a combined attack against the 
objectionable head-gear, and after much labor and excitement, succeeded in getting- and 
keeping- a few of the caps. Then the feeling- beg-an to abate, and the objectionable feat- 
ures began to be at last tolerated. A party was then planned by the Favorite Souls for 
these same Seniors, and the Keeper was surprised to see in them a trait which he had 
before failed to discover, but over which he rejoiced very much, for he knew it would be 
useful in the sphere destined for some of them. He had not realized before that his chil- 
dren could cook, but when he inhaled the pleasing odors of the delicious oyster soup made 
out at Dunlap Spring's, he — well, he simply sniffed and smiled, and his great heart swelled 
with love for his dear ones. 

The quarrelsome Seniors, however, did not let this peaceful spirit last, for one brig-ht 
morning, when the Juniors, glorying in a beautiful white placard with '05 printed in lav- 
ender, and with yards of lavender ribbon decorations had hung- it from a third story 
window where the passer-by might admire it, these troublesome ones became provoked 
and made a rush for the colors. 

These the Junior Souls defended bravely and successfully. Elated with this victory, 
the beloved of the Keeper decided to overthrow the Senior pride with a basket ball g-ame. 
A challeng-e was immediately sent, which the Seniors accepted. When the eventful day 
arrived, the Seniors played well, but proved no match for the incomparable ones, and 
were defeated. Enemies arose, but the Soul-Juniors, conscious of their power, went on. 
The Sophomores were next challenged, and beaten in two games. The beloved ones were 
acknowledged champions, and the Great Genius smiled. "It is not all in athletics, 
though." he said; "they are just as successful in every line. Their class records show it. 
But to prove it to the world, I'll give them a hard test." He ordered his chief assistant 
to offer two prizes for College song's. His favorite ones won both prizes. Their heart- 
power was equally and satisfactorily tested through their influence in the school. "I 
think they are ready for the last stage of probation," he said, and forthwith acquainted 
his assistants with his desire to make his favorites Seniors. 

When they had entered his highest ranks, the Great Genius came to them with 
troubled face. "I have need for vour class Guardian in a higher position," he said, and, 
when he saw their faces sadden, he added, quickly, "but I will give you another — one of 
my choicest and one dearest to my heart." Then the faces brightened, for they knew 
whom he meant, and they were glad. The President for this last year was chosen anew, 
and by the special designation of the Keeper, for it was she alone who could lead his 
Souls to the end of probation and the beginning of service. He ordered his chief assist- 
ant, the College President, to give them a hard task, but one showing very especial favor, 
and a great compliment to their ability. For the first time in the records of the institu- 
tion, the College Paper was given into the hands of the students, and the Senior Souls, 
the capable ones, received the work. Many other responsible positions were given them, 
and filled with a skill at which the Keeper rejoiced. "This year shall be very useful," the 
Keeper thought. "My dear ones shall exert an influence quiet, but powerful. They 
shall carry out the annual functions of Seniordom with a grace and ability hitherto un- 
surpassed, and, after I have removed them to fields of higher, nobler work, their compan- 
ions left behind shall remember them — mv class masterpiece. 

Then he fell into a fit of musing. "I have planted a great white rose tree," he said, 


and its thirty-five roses are beautiful and very fragrant. At first, their petals were green 
and many times folded, but now thev are dazzling in their whiteness, and full of power 
and sweetness. These are my Senior roses, and they are worthy of the highest and 
greatest of all my missions. They have attained their Ideal, and their Ideal is my Ideal. 
Others are realizing their beauty, and are clamoriug for their sweetness in other com- 
munities." "Even the roses themselves are longing to go," he sighed, "and it is right." 
"My garden shall be opened, and at commencement I shall give each rose back to those 
who claim it. They must go to the garden, the street, the home for service, and each 
petal must exert its power in its world of influence." 

* * * * 


Two years ago, in the summer of 1920, it was my good fortune to be one of a party of 
campers on Lake George, the occasion being none other, in fact, than the reunion of the 
dear old class of 1905. 

The first day of the camp was spent in general fixing up and welcoming each girl as 
she arrived. After a good hot supper, we all gathered around the smouldering camp-fire 
to hear the experiences of each girl present and to read the letters of those who could not 
be at the camp. 

We started, of course, with the class President, Leda Ellsberry. Her transformation 
from a "berry" to a "Bird" might surprise the uninitiated, but we understood. She said: 
"I didn't go away the next year after leaving school, as I planned, girls, nor the next, nor 
anvtime, because I just — just couldn't." We all had read of Leda's marriage in 1907, and 
were not surprised that she had not been away to school. She is now living in St. Louis, 
where her husband is a popular physician. 

But before concluding her speech, she had something verv interesting to read to us. 
It proved to be a letter from our class officer. Miss Neville: 

My Dear Class of 1905, it began: What an original idea some of you must have had 
in proposing' such a quaint way of holding a reunion! I know you are having the very 
best time possible, and I would so much like to join you. After remaining two years at 
I. W. C. following the time of vour graduation. I returned to England. This time I was 
not without a companion, though Miss Austin did not accompany me. There is nothing 
left for me to say except that I am very happy in my home here, and although I am busy 
with home cares, yet, because of my husband's work in Oxford, I still keep in touch with 
university life. 

With kindest thoughts for you all, I am 

Sincerely your friend, 

Mrs. Ruby Neville Montmorency-. 

One of the girls then told of Paula Wood. She has fully regained her health, and 
has become a famous reader. At the time of the party, she was busy with preparations 
for a tour to begin in the early fall, and could not join us at Lake George. She sent 
greetings and best wishes to the class. 

Our next Secretary was also absent, but the President had a letter from her. Since 
it was from abroad, we were all anxious to hear it. The letter was from Olive Glick, who 
is now a missionary to Shanghai: 

My Dear Girls of 1905: I should like so much to be with you at your camping party, 
but you know land and sea divide us, and I will have to be content to write a letter, telling 


of my wanderings since 1905 and of my work in this great but sad and wicked citv. I 
cannot write a long letter now, however, as I want this to reach you at your party. I will 
merely send greetings to the class, and send my letter later. 

With best wishes for you all, I remain. Olive Glick. 

"A penny for vour thoughts. Carrie." some one said, and all eyes turned toward our 
Treasurer, Carrie Isaacson. She was evidently trying to think of the best definition for 
some word to add to her already famous dictionary. She had spent twelve years of hard 
work going through and correcting Webster's Unabridged. 

Linnie Dowell, editor-in-chief of The Greetings, was not present. Every one knew 
the reason, for, since women have begun to lead in politics, our enthusiastic Linnie has 
taken an active part, and is now running for senator. The associate editors were both 
present. Anne Marshall, who is the wife of Senator Inis and living in Washington, said 
that social duties made it very hard for her to get away. Moreover, she is a hard working- 
probation officer for delinquent children, so her time is much taken up. She told briefly 
of her graduation from Smith in 1908. While there, she met her husband, and they were 
married in 1910. Two years later, he was elected senator, and they have lived in Wash- 
ington since that time. 

Alice Wadsworth was well remembered as the girl who always had a case. Being- 
reminded of the fact by one of the party, she laughed and said: "I had almost forgotten 
about that. After I left I. W. C I went to Wellesley and graduated with the class of 
1908. While there, I met my husband, who was then a student in the Boston Law School. 
He beg-an the practice of law in Philadelphia, and we live there now. It is a beautiful 
place, and we like it very much." 

"What about the business managers of the old College paper?" some one asked. We 
wondered that Lena had been so quiet. She told, in a brief but emphatic manner, of the 
ups and downs of married life. Not satisfied with one trial, Lena had made two, and the 
Mrs. Raymond we heard of a few years ago, in the announcement of Lena Yarnell's wed- 
ding, is now Mrs. Sherwood. The other business manager was absent, but Lena gave 

"Don't you hear about Golden?" she asked. 

"I will tell you all I know about it. I wrote to her for two years after leaving I. W. C. 
She taught school the first year, and the second went to Northwestern. Then I received 
a sensational newspaper account of the sudden disappearance of Golden Berryman. That 
was twelve years ago, and she has never been heard from." 

We were very much shocked at this terrible report, and gloom spread for a time over 
the whole part)'. 

The music editor of the old Greetings, MertaWork, has become famous as an accom- 
panist, and as her engagements ran through the summer it was impossible for her to 
attend the reunion. She sent a short note of greeting. 

Just at this point, we heard horses' feet in the distance. Soon we saw some one 
approaching on horseback — none other, in fact, than our old athletic editor — Birdie Peck 
— athletic still. We commented as she slid off her horse at the camp-fire. There were 
hearty greetings all around, and then we told her to tell her story. 

"Well, girls, after I left I. W. C, I staid at home and tried to teach school, but I 
wasn't "cut out" for a school teacher, so I concluded to train horses. I found I could do 
more with them than with stubborn children. I went east in 1908, and started a riding- 
school of my own." 

After Birdie had finished, Fay Clayton was called for. It was whispered that she 



would have something- of interest to tell about Jacksonville. "You see after I left I. W. C, 
I went to Holyoke. as T had planned. I had a fine time, and while there met a man from 
•Bosting,' and in 1910 we were married. At that time, he was a professor in the Boston 
Theological School. The next year he was elected President of Illinois College. He 
accepted, and we are living- on the 'Hill." 

A perfect flood of questions followed. 

"Be quiet," Fay continued, "and I'll tell you all about it. It is so different from 
what it was when I was at I. W. C. Illinois College has grown in attendance, and also in 
buildings. It is now considered one of the finest schools for men in the west." 

One of the party spoke up here: "Don't you ever visit I. W. C?" 

"Oh, yes, quite often: but I supposed you all kept up with the Woman's College, and 
had heard of its brilliant success." 

"No, no; tell us, tell us!" came from a dozen voices. 

"There are several new building's, you know. The g-ymnasium is a beautiful build- 
ing-, and the new conservatory of music adds so much more to the front than the cottage 
that used to stand there. Then the new society buildings are fine. The finest of all is 
the Senior cottage. It is such a pretty building, with accommodations for fifty girls. 
They are allowed to entertain in their parlors once a month, and they have the loveliest 
times imaginable." 

"What do they do for an athletic field?" Birdie Peck asked. 

"Oh, they have added the entire block across College avenue to the campus, and that 
part of the avenue is perfectly beautiful in the spring with flowers." 

We were all well pleased with the change in I. W. C. as well as with Illinois College, 
but as it was getting late, we could not stop for comment. 

Lucile Brown was scientifically roasting- an apple. We had all read of Lucile's fame, 
but asked her to tell how it all came about. 

"After I left I. W. C, I remained at home a year," she said, "and studied domestic 
science. I became so interested that I went away for special research work. After sev- 
eral years' study and two years of lecturing-, I was asked to accept my present position 
of secretary of domestic science. As you know, I am the first woman member of the 
President's cabinet. How odd that would have seemed in our day," laughed Lucile, "even 
to the enterprising members of the political economy class!" 

Letters had come from Nelle Taylor and Susan Rebhan, but as it was too dark to 
read them, I reported what they were doing. Nelle and Susan entered Y. W. C. A. work 
after leaving College, and have been altogether devoted to their calling since that time. 
Thev have done spleudid service. They said they were very sorry to miss the camping 
party, but since it came at the same time as their convention, they were unable to be 

Miss Peck announced a letter from Spain. More logs were piled on the fire, and soon 
the leaping flames lit up the happy but thoughtful faces of our big circle. 

"My Dear Girls." the letter began. "You are doubtless spending a pleasant week 
on the lake, and I regret that I cannot be with you. Perhaps you do not know what lean 
be doing here in Valentia. Spain. After ten years' apprentice work in New York, I was 
sent here as foreign correspondent for the New York Herald. I enjoy my work and the 
life in Spain so much, although it is not dear old Illinois. 

How are all the girls of 1905? Have any of you been back to behold the beauties of 
I. W. C? I have made many excursions, but in thought only. My time is very full, but 
I cherish the old memories. With much love for all of vou, I send heartiest greetings." 

Edna D. Starkey. 


Cuba Carter Imd been slipping; around among- us looking- at our hands. It was mys- 
terious, but we were soon relieved. Drawing' forward a huge leather bag", she said: 

'•Yes; you all need some. Let me show you my new manicure articles. I have been 
selling- these articles for over ten years. I put them up myself, and there is nothing- 
harmful in them. I've had more letters about them. Folks are positively grateful; and 
at the last Fair" 

"That reminds me of Lucy Standiford: let's hear from her, some one interrupted. 

••I've been doing- various thing's since I have g~one through college," said Lucy. "I 
went to Wellesley for four years. I had many pleasant times, but since then I have had 
the time of my life. You know I always eujoyed attending fairs, and I guess you girls 
will not forget how much I talked about the Inside Inn. I have been at all the big fairs 
in the country, and at the last one you know I had charge of the post office on the 
grounds. I think my position is permanent, too. Isn't that niceT^" 

A terrible noise broke in upon our conversation. It was evidently a cat. We soon 
discovered Clara Lohr patiently trying to pacify her favorite. Clara explained: "You 
see it is this way. After I left school. I was disappointed in love. I lost all faith in men. 
I knew I was destined to be an old maid, and I didn't care; but I was bound I wouldn't 
live alone. I organized a cat hospital, where I take care of more than three hundred cats, 
and see that they receive the proper treatment. This one that I have with me is my 
favorite. It has not been at all well, so I had to bring her or stay at home, and I decided 
to come and bring my cat. That is all." 

Mabel Burns and Minnie Huckeby were glad to hear from Clara, but they were not 
interested in cats. After they left school they settled down, and became so wrapped up 
in home cares that they had no time to find out what was taking place about them. We 
asked them for their story. Minnie spoke lirst: "I have nothing to say except that 1 am 
as happy as I can be in our little home. Mv husband, whom you all know, is pastor of 
the Methodist church at Marysville. O." Mabel said but little: "I am very happy in mv 
home at Binghampton. Mv husband is not a minister, but a merchant. I have many 
delightful friends in Binghampton." 

Mabel Shuff was called next. She told "I her work as designer in a large dressmaking 
establishment in Xew York. Since the season was dull at this time, she had arranged to 
come to the party. She also mentioned her trip abroad and five years spent in study at 
Paris. She closed by saying that she had just had a letter from Edith Phillippi, "What 
is she doing?" several asked at once. "Oh," said Mabel, "she is doing artistic photog- 
raphy in Jacksonville. You see she takes your picture without your being' conscious of 
the fact. You go up to her studio, and while she shows you some little art gems ami dif- 
ferent styles of cards, her assistant snaps you in your most charming pose, and when you 
prepare to sit for your picture, she tells you that the proofs will be mailed tomorrow." 

Here Edith Massey spoke up and told of her excellent work. But some one asked 
how she knew anything about it. and she said: ••()h! don't you know that I am now a 
member of the music faculty at 1. W. C? Yes: I have been there for live years. After 1 
graduated, I spent five years in study, live more in teaching- in small schools, and now I 
am first assistant at I. W. C." "Good; let us hear from some more of our Seniors in 
music," Clara Lohr suggested. 

Some one reported that Blanche Stockdale continued her music study after graduation, 
and is now one of the members of the faculty in the famous School of Music at Mexico 

Nelle Drake was present and told of her success in piano. She is now a famous con- 
cert pianist. She had an interesting account of Nina Hale. It seems that after Miss 



Hale left I. W. C, she went on the stage. She married a celebrated actor, and now takes 
the part of leading - ladv in his summer theatre in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Edna Lumsden spoke here: "I can inform you about Jeanette Scott. We have an 
embroidery establishment in Sioux City. I do the traveling" for the house, giving- series of 
lessons in the larg'er towns. Jeanette stays at the establishment. As this is my week in 
Chicago, I have slipped off long enough to attend the party." How many experiences we 
had had. and how interesting- they were! 

Carrie Luken. sitting meditatively by Lena Yarnell. was no doubt mapping' out some 
plan b>r another new book. We are all familiar with •■Telemachus." by Virginia West, 
under which name Miss Luken writes her historical novels. We were glad to add her 
experiences to the rest. 

Pearl Purviance was not present, but one of the party had received a letter from her. 
She was then spending the summer at Chautauqua. N. Y., in preparation to return to 
Sleig'hton School of Expression, where she has been teaching four vears. 

Just as we were breaking up for the night, two late arrivals pushed in. and were 
heartily welcomed. They used to be Besse Mathers and Olive Brady. Besse told us of 
Carrie Morrison. Soon after she finished school, she turned to an "Angel," and is now 
living" among" the flowers in California. 

■•It was through her that I discovered Golden Berrvman," Besse added. "But that is 
a long' story, and I will let her tell it herself. Olive and I have come to invite you all to go 
to the city with us tomorrow. You know we are both married and are living' in Chicago. 
We have planned to entertain you for a few days at our homes. Golden is there awaiting" 
you. and she has the most marvelous storv to tell. We have just been dying to hear what 
you have all been doing, but it was impossible for us to reach here sooner. Tomorrow we 
will tell all the g"Ood stories over again, and sing" a good old song" or two for the dear old 
class of 1005. Edith Plowman. 



■•A very popular book, much talked of, well liked by the people, and one of the two 
best selling' books of the month, as reported by the book mag'azines." Such is the dealers' 
recommendation of many a modern novel anil short storv. But simply because the sales 
mount to the tens of thousands, and editions multiply, or because the people talk about it, 
is the real worth of the book assured? Such great circulation has never before been 
known; but does not much of the vogue of the newfavorite arise from the former successes 
of the author, the pleasing" appearance of the volume, or the clever work of the advertiser? 

Mark Twain, in a recent article in the North American Review, has made known 
some rather startling" facts in regard to the registry of copvrigiits. He states that five or 
six thousand new books are copyrighted here in the United States each year. During" the 
last one hundred and four vears, over two hundred and fiftv thousand have been regis- 
tered. Of this vast aggregate, the number of those that have survived, or will survive 
the forty-two year limit is not more than an averag"e of five each year, or at the very most, 
ten. Two hundred and forty-nine thousand would probably not have outlived a twenty- 
year time limit. 

The basement store rooms of many of the large circulating libraries are fairly 
crammed with volumes, chiefly novels, for which, though once they enjoved a temporary 
popularity, there is no longer any sale. These books, the popular ones of their day. have 


failed to stand the tests of time. Many of them are merely devoid of worth, but others 
are judged by the real thinkers and critics as positively dangerous. 

The connection between popularity and true merit seems very remote in these twen- 
tieth century days. Unfair criticism is. of course, unjust, but there seem, today, to be too 
many admiring' adjectives used in the various reviews, and too little honest, straightfor- 
ward criticism. Such reviews, when almost each and every new publication receives the 
same honeyed notice, are not true guides to good reading. The severe slating of the 
olden days never really killed a good work or damaged a worthy author. When the best 
things appeared formerly, they were obliged to undergo the severest of criticism, anil were 
subjected to the most rigorous of tests. 

In order to know what the best of books are, we must be careful and cautious in our 
choice. The American people are gradually being educated in this. In the public schools, 
the so-called 'supplementary reading' is from standard works and from the recognized 
writers of real literature. This is having its effect, for figures now attest that Shakes- 
peare and Thackeray are among our belter selling authors. There has been a decided 
revival of Jane Austen popularity, and "Cranford" is becoming recognized as a classic. 
These, as well as the many so-called 'late' books, are being asked for in the libraries of 
our country. 

The test applied by many of reading no book that has not held a recognized place for 
ten years is a very safe one, for no books that really are destined to live will be cast aside 
as unpopular after an existence of a year or so. When a man is dead, and can no longer 
attract and hold the interest of a capricious public, then his writings must stand for 

Some one has given as the main elements of 'literature.' the elements that make litera- 
ture permanent, simplicity, freshness, structure, and thoroughness. An author may lack 
any one of these, and all that he writes fall short of the goal set by true merit, but if his 
work contains these four qualities, it will have distinction. 

Another critic has expressed it that only an honest book can live, and only absolute 
sincerity can stand the tests of time. He adds probity and directness to the necessary 
elements. It has been truly said that great books are born not in the intellect, but in 
experience in the contact of mind and heart with the great and terrible facts of life. 

Under any fair system of competition, the greatest authors must, in the end, be shown 
to be the popular authors also. Xo modern system of "booming." no forgetfulness of 
critical duty, can keep the perishable from perishing. There are still a few journals and 
a few able critics that must be classed among the real forces in the preservation of good 
literature. These are being read by people of education — men and women of breadth 
and depth of experience and of life, who possess good libraries through which to range 
at will. 

Ruskin's idea of the aim and purpose of a book is well expressed in his "Sesame and 
Lillies." He says: "But a book is written not to multiply the voice merely, not to carry it 
merely, but to perpetuate it." When a book cannot pass the assayor, "Time," it has failed 
in its mission in making' permanent the words and thoughts of the writer. 

Dean Farrar says: "To read any books which are written without a conscience or 
an aim. is inexcusable manslaughter upon time and bears the same relation to real read- 
ing as lounging to vigorous exercise." 

Truly. "Of the Making of Many Books, There is no End." Shall we not. theu, select 
only the Books of Time? Alice Wadsworth. 



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beasts within our souls? This is when we have met with disappointment and when the 
spirit of malice rises within us. I have not the time to enter into a discussion as to the 
truth of the theory of evolution, but it is true that the brute is in every man potentially. 

"Young men and women should place before themselves the task of bringing out all 
that is best in them if they wish to make their lives an achievement of perpetual triumph. 
There is the seed of better life in every man. but it must be cultivated. Properly nour- 
ished, this will bring man into the greater glory of God. 

•'In every human being there are the elements of good and evil, and in nearly every 
case the good will triumph over the evil. 

"Man has that in him which may carry him to the lowest depths, but also that which, 
nourished by the divine will of God, will bring him to the highest pinnacle of human 

••What I have said refers to bringing ourselves to a higher selfhood. This is the first 
duty of every man. In this day of striving" we are so anxious to succeed in material 
things that we are likely to forget to unfold ourselves into a perpetual and noble selfhood. 

'•The purpose of Christian education, however, does not stop at noble selfhood. It 
means also the development of qualities for rendering service to mankind and perpetuating- 
the kingdom of God upon the earth. If it only taught for self, it would be a failure. 
Even Byron found it so, because he sought only culture for its own sake. 

"Culture must imbibe the spirit of religion before its mission is accomplished. I 
stand here today and say to you young women that if you expect to enjoy the sweets of 
life, you must cling to noble ambition and do good for the benefit of your fellow men. You 
are going into your homes and into your communities, and you should take light and life 
into them. You are entering' upon the manifold duties of life, and are well equipped if 
you will only use the things that you have learned in a Christian spirit. Education must 
be crowned with the glory of Christian religion before it accomplishes the purpose for 
which it is intended. 

"He who stands at the highest summit in the service of the world gave His life's 
blood for the world. Today is the day on which services are offered to the memory of 
brave men who gave their lives that the country might live. Christ gave His life blood 
for mankind. That must be your pathway and mine, and if we wish to be of benefit to 
the world we also must give our life blood. We must find some thing that is worth}' to 
do and follow it to the end. 

"Life becomes important onl}' as it becomes symbolic of truth and of achievement. 
We must give our best to life's work. The man who links his purposes with God's gains 
immortality in the life to come. Have some part in bringing about that day when uni- 
versal peace shall rule the world. Young ladies, I greet you and bid you God speed." 


The garlands fade that Spring so lately wove, 

Each simple flower, which she had nursed in dew, 
Anemonies, that spangled every grove. 

The primrose wan and harebell mildly blue. 
No more shall violets linger in the dell. 

Or purple orchis variegate the plain, 
Till spring again shall call forth every bell, 

And dress with hurried hands her wreaths again. 





Tripping full daintily over the grass, Only the scoffers of cast and of rank 

Clad in the robes of the day. My claim, tho' most just, can deny. 

Came the wee fairies with quick dancinsr step . ^, c T ..• • , . . , , 

1 b k '-Therefore, I prove tis mv right to demand 

To the door of a council on higfh. o *. • r c ■ j 

6 sovereignty o er toes as o er triends, 

For forth from her palace had gone the decree Honor and dignity! For 'neath my sway 

Made by the Queen, great and high, Wealth with nobility blends." 

That they should, assembling, consider a 

. " Haughtily back to her order she strode, 

plea — " 

T , . , , , , , ,, And looked not to riyht nor to left; 

Justice and right should thev try. & 

Then sadly ag - ain did each knight shake his 

So as they waited there, one, a small page, head 

Bright in his vestures of red. The council of hope was bereft. 

Opened the Palace of Iris, so fair; 

Then again thro' the midst of them sped. Forward at signal another advanced; 

Messenger sent bv that line. 
Freely she welcomed them. Iris, the good. That's valiant for love and for hatred as well, 

Freely she told them the plea. For passions and e int ertwine. 

Sought them as rulers of good things and 

pure, '-My colors proclaim the life-blood of the 

To give her their aid willingly. brave, 

So yield me the scepter today; 
Let might rule the land, my power be con- 
My standard lead on to the frav." 

Long 'mongst the colors had been a great 

Each with its vassals had sought 
For the supremacy. Hard words were rife; 

The former allegiance was naught. Daintily, purelv, with modest}' sweet, 

'Til the good Oueen of the mansion so fair 
Built in the beautiful bow 

When had done speaking the Red, 

Came with slight blush, the dearly loved 


Inquiry made, and the cause was then told — , , ., . , , , , 

n J And reverently bowed was each head. 

This must her counsellors know. 

Wisely thev sat in their tiny red chairs, 

I would not rule or claim glory o'er you; 

All that I ask," she said low, 
Sadly shook each his fair head; T ., , ,, , , 

"Is that you love all I love, evermore, 

Eagerly hoped that he might decide . , , ■ , , , 

" - r ^ And purity cherish and know 
For peace, without fear, without dread. 

x, , , , "And let me hold sway in a far distant realm 

Bv her request was a delegate sent. J 

„, r c , Where honor and love are cast free, 
Chosen from peers ot each state, 

i.t, , , , ,. , .. , . Teaching a few the nobilitv pure 

W ho should discuss and present there his & . J ' 

, . , . Of dwelling in sweet harmony, 

his claim. ° ' 

Standing with these iu debate. "There with the Lavender, I would be bound. 

First the proud purple, in long flowing robes. Tenderly wed her in love, 

High lifted her face in its pride, That T with '"}' purity, she with her troth. 

Ruler and sovereign of all noble worlds, Ma ? lead to the treasures above." 

Audience had, and so cried: Then came the Gold with a dignified grace, 

"None with such right as I have, dare to And bright in her eyes was the smile 


That bore to each all the kindness of heart 

None is more noble than I, That nad beeQ lost lor awhile. 



Comrades and friends, it is well to be grieved 

That we so bitter have been, 
Let us no more over earth pomp contend; 

Let us give love and love win. 

"Love we the White, and the Lavender with 

Pledge them our fealty true. 
But, since no dominion or rule they desire, 

I would speak bold for the Blue. 

"Soft in the blue bell, we find her true word. 

Lightly 'tis writ in the sky; 
Tiny forget-me-nots speak of her love, 

And gladden the chance passer by. 

"Meekness, reserve, and a constancy pure. 

Nobility set with rare grace! 
No greater blessing or help is to man 

Than looking" on high to her face." 

"Nay," cried the Blue, and with sweetness 
she stepped. 

Lifting with protest an arm: 
"I n m not strong, and could not. unsustained, 

Keep those I love from all harm. 

"You are the aid of our Iris, herself. 
The one whom we ever hold dear: 

'Tis you who lend grace to the famed golden 
Proclaiming her messages clear. 

"Pray be the one to demand homage due. 

The one who with radiance clear 
Shall once again bring us all joy and peace 

After this struggle and fear." 

Rose in that moment Oueen Iris herself, 
And speaking' with tenderness, said: 

"Here have we found the most noble of all. 
These in high purpose are wed." 

"Ay," called each member: again was each 

And with applauding' of joy, 
Called to the White for a fitting award — 

The best that her mind could employ. 

Beautiful, sweet was her face as she rose, 
Glad was her voice as she spoke: 

"Greater reward may nowhere be found 
Than, what for joy, I invoke. 

"In token of strength and of purity fair, 

In token of truth and of love, 
Since you have forgotten the self and its 

Thinking of something above — 

"Give I to you, for protection and care, 
The best in the land to be found; 

It shall be true; shall fidelity know, 
In wisdom and power shall abound. 

"There is a College which knows only right; 

Its members are noble and true; 
Over this College, with tenderest care, 

Float forever true Gold and true Blue! 

"And these of the class of 1905, 

Loyal in all that they do. 
Shall carry your meaning forever with them, 

O! beautiful Gold and Blue! 

"And glad in my purity shall each one be. 

And free from the selfish and wrong, 
The Lavender shall with a constancy fill, 

Making the ties true and strong. 

"Love for the other shall each ever hold. 

Noble shall each member be — 
True to the Lavender, true to the Gold, 

True to the Blue, and to me." 

Edna Starkey. 




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Lift high our dear old colors, girls, 

The Lavender and White; 
Where e'er they be, in hall or field. 

They're hailed with delight. 
The tvvo proclaim devotion true: 

White stands for purity — 
The Lavender says soft to you: 

I plead for constancy. 

Four years of comradeship have past, 

'Neath love's immortal crown; 
Our colors worn in each girl's heart. 

A white rose in each gown. 
Our hearts and voices, warm and true. 

Will hail that dearest sight — 
Our colors floating high and free. 

The Lavender and White! 

Here's to the class of 1905! 

Toast from the cup of love: 
May truest love and blessings rare 

Rest on thee from above. 
And when our lives are far apart. 

In homes, or dark or bright. 
Let fondest thoughts our sad hearts cheer 

Of Lavender and White. 

Chorus — 

Float to the breeze, O colors true! 

Old Time may take his flight. 
But years will grow in love for you: 
Hail. Lavender and White! 





In the midst of the city stood the temple of learning, viz: a three-story brick build- 
ing, square and low and old. From its weather beaten front, two clumsy doors swung 
outward, and thirteen windows of many panes looked vacantly towards the noisy street 
and the closely ranged houses. Crowning the roof was a cupola, once a cheerful green. 
now of no particular hue, which sheltered a bell, the first the city had ever known. Round 
about within, generations of birds had nested and twittered, then flitted away. High 
between the entrance doors was a white stone tablet, which explained these statements 
fully. It bore the inscription: 

Brighton High School, 
m n c c c xxx. 

Verily, the Sculptor Time had left many a trace of his handiwork upon the old land- 
mark since first it opened its doors to those in search of knowledge. 

Then, fair and clean, it had stood out in bold relief, for the dwellings near it were 
few, and eastward and southward stretched the meadows. The city was in its infancv. 
and the temple was in its prime. 

Around the building was a pavement, into whose crevices seeds, blown thither by the 
wind, fell, and lav unnoticed saved bv the sun and rain. Nevertheless, in spite of dis- 
couragements, they awakened, rootlets became sturdy roots, which asserted their strength 
by upturning the bricks which erstwhile concealed them; pliable saplings grew into 
maturity, and then it was that their branches clustered around the ancient edifice as if 
they would protect it in its helpless old age. 

In springtime the unpainted shutters and bell-tower were almost hidden bv the green 
leaves; in autumn, the pavement was overspread by a red and golden carpet. Perhaps 


there are those among' the alumni who remember, when idly strolling' at noon or recess, 
they wrote their names and the date on the most beautifully colored leaves and laid them 
away in their school books to be discovered years afterward, forgotten reminders of days 
gone by. 

But the happenings of those times were recorded on material more substantial than 
leaves. As one stood on the stone steps, yellowed with age and worn into hollows by 
countless footsteps, one saw that the exterior of the building was defaced by figures, let- 
ters and marks which doubtless signified the beginnings and terminations of epochs to 
those who engraved them. 

Those characters by the east door were scratched by a pair of sunburned hands 
belonging to a mischievous boy, who went afar to seek his fortune and was never seen 
again; the initials A. C. R. owe their existence to the idle moments and jack knife of one 
who received fame's garland and paid her price; and other hieroglyphics were left by 
those who now wear the white stone whereon is written a name that -'no man knoweth 
but themselves." 

But though the bricks without were defaced with marks of every conceivable variety, 
they could not compare with the inner walls, upon whose murky surface appeared rhymes, 
quotations and names inscribed in all styles of handwriting', some narrow and cramped, 
some round and even, some loose and sprawling. These decorations prevailed throughout 
the rooms, the lobbies, the halls, the library and the attic, wherein was located the labo- 
ratory. The furniture, too, bore mute but eloquent testimonv to the marvelous industry 
of idle scholars, for fathers and sons whittled at the same desk. 

Everything was rickety, dingy and old. Whenever the bell rang, the floors shook 
and. if rain fell, puddles of water accumulated with surprising' rapidity. The superlative 
feature, however, was the attic. The narrow hall in the second story opened into a nar- 
rower passage-way; there was a short flight of stairs and a small landing', then came a 
steep flight of stairs and a landing one vard square, which was lit dimly on bright days, 
and on dark days uncertain gloom shrouded the footsteps of the knowledge-seekers who 
journeyed thence. The fact that the once new and brilliant carpet had become honey- 
combed with holes added to the interest of the situation. A heavy thud, smothered 
laughter, the appearance of the professor at the landing were incidents of the comedy. 

Then, presto! the attic proper — an oblong" room, redolent of chemicals. It was 
equipped with a species of hardwood chairs nailed to the floor and connected by a long 
plank, which ran the length of the row, and was riveted to the seats. This precaution 
was taken lest the chairs might accidentally approach each other while occupied. Then 
there were two ancient tables devoted to experiments and a huge, rusty stove. From 
one side of the room a door opened into the unused portion of the third storv, a great 
cavernous place, musty, chilly and damp. One could almost imagine the gdiosts of the 
departed alumni and faculty hovering around the scenes of their deeds in the body. 
Whenever the sunlight peeped through the branches that almost covered the two win- 
dows, it brought into bold relief all the miscellaneous relics of forty bygone years and 
made them, as it were, seem even more desolate. Then, looking up. one could see the 
age-blackened rafters that formed the framework of the belfry and high above loomed a 
great shadowy mass, the bell. 

Could it have spoken, it would have told of the tragedy and comedy, the reward of 
effort, the humiliation of defeat, the comradeship and friendship, the attainment of that 
which is high, and the energy of despair that the rooms below had sheltered. 

It might have told of those who made up the ranks of the alumni, the mischievous, 
the sober, the diligent, the idle, who had there dreamed dreams and seen visions of goodly 


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times in a pleasant country, and then, bidding' each other good-bye for a season, passed 
out of the temple to wander in fresh fields and pastures new. But sometimes a mist 
came up, and the travellers lost sight of each other as thev journeyed, and when they met 
again it was in the land where there is neither sorrow nor time, and all are equal in the 
sight of One. 

It might have told of the faculty; never was there such another. "The evil that men 
do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." So let it be with them — 

the Herr Professor, the Frau Professorin, the benevolent Dr. G , and the "Mistress of 

the Spectacles," otherwise Miss Way, instructor in English Literature. These four offi- 
ciated over the educational ceremonies of the temple until they acquired as much power 
over their subjects as ever a Roman emperor exercised in the days of conquest. They 
took charge of those in search of wisdom when youthful ideals were dimly definite, when 
youthful hearts were untaught by experience and untried by time, and when youthful 
eyes looked forward into a smiling future that contained neither sorrow nor defeat. They 
entered into youthful plans, applauded youthful prowess, laughed with those who laug-hed, 
and comforted those who mourned: aided the struggling, defended the oppressed, and 
reproved without mercy. And during the days that now belong to the past, though the 
alumni wandered far from the temple of learning, though fate led them through the valley 
of delight and the waters of tribulation, they remembered the precepts of the faculty for 
aye. To forget them was an impossibility. 

For various reasons, it was particularly impossible to forget the "Mistress of the 
Spectacles." She was a singularly unique personage. Her nom de plume owed its exist- 
ence to the fact that the articles mentioned imparted to her an air of scholarly dignity on 
some occasions and of professional severity on others that made her conduct most impres- 
sive, especially to those ignorant of the causes of the Reformation. 

Her character was exactly like her nose — positive, determined, and straight to the 
point. Her mouth resembled her apparel, in that the one was immaculately positive 
while the other was positively immaculate. 

And her eyes! Their color doesn't matter. But their power of expression was won- 
derful for often she reproved and rewarded pupils without speaking. Systematic thor- 
oughness, at any cost, under every condition, always, was her creed, and her faith was 
exemplified in her works. 

From beginning to end. she could have analyzed every drama that the "Bard of Avon" 
ever wrote; their problems were her problems, their sorrows were her sorrows, and she 
could spend hours lecturing upon the insanity of Hamlet. 

A portion of the alumnae always declared that the "Mistress of the Spectacles" had 
had her romance. Her appearance, however, did not give rise to this opinion, for a more 
practical, business-like, unsentimental person was seldom met. 

The foundation for their belief was the fact that, suspended from her watch chain. 
she wore a flat gold locket, which, thev supposed, contained the likeness of the dead, 
faithless or constant "him" concerning whom thev conjectured busily. Did he die sud- 
denly, were there parental objections, or was she jilted? Again and again did these 
burning questions present themselves for settlement. 

One day it chanced that the "Mistress of the Spectacless" left her watch with the 
appurtenance thereof lying' on her desk during her absence at the noon hour. It also 
happened that four feminine disciples of curiosity brought their lunches to school upon 
that day. 

Of course thev spied the watch, and especially the locket. Aud they determined to 
settle the matter then or never. Oue stood guard at the door, another kept a sharp look- 



out at the window, while the remaining' two, trembling in their haste, took turns in trying 
to unloose the tiny spring which concealed the likeness irom view. They were breathless 
with the thought that soon they would know the secret so long and so faithfully con- 
cealed. At last — the locket opened! They crowded about eagerly, and beheld — only an 
opaque white stone in either side; no portrait whatever. They were so chagrined that 
for years they never told the story upon themselves, and afterwards wisely ceased to 
trouble themselves regarding the affairs of others. 

But the romance of the "Mistress of the Spectacles" was never discovered. 

What became of her, did you say? 

If you will look among the pictures in the library of the new Brighton High School 
you will find, framed in an antique bronze moulding, a photograph of twenty-four wide- 
awake lads and lasses grouped about a middle aged woman with a strikingly interesting 
face, Miss Way. instructor in English Literature. That was the last class to graduate 
from the old school, and she was their class officer. 

They are all men and women now, and invariably say that they appreciate her coun- 
sels and teachings more and more as they grow older. Moreover, they will tell you that 
the fine cast of Shakespeare in the north alcove of the new library was given by them as 
a memorial of the esteem in which they held the "Mistress of the Spectacles." 

Beulah P. Dyer. 

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A great deal has been said about the physical, so- 
cial and intellectual life of the college girl, but not so 
much has been spoken of her spiritual life. This is 
surely as important as the others and its chief embod- 
iment is the Young Wotnan's Christian Association. 
What the gymnasium and athletic association are to a 
girl physically, the literary society and sorority intel- 
lectually and socially, the Y. W. C. A. is spiritually. 

The association was first organized in 1855 in 
London. The work has grown until now it is repre- 
sented in every part of the world except South America. 
The influence of the work can not be estimated. 
Its aim is the saving of women and girls, and how 
many girls date the beginning of their Christian ex- 
perience from Y. W. C. A. influence, while others have 
had their spiritual life deepened and quickened bv it. 
The city organizations try to reach the girls of the 
factories — the girls whose lives have no happiness and 
sunshine, — and have succeeded wonderfully well. 

But it is in the college association we are most 
interested. The Y. \V. C. A. influence is the first to 
greet a girl at the beginning of her colleg-e life. It is 
the association girls who welcome the new comers, 
make the timid ones feel at ease, the home sick ones 
that they are not quite alone. 

The Y. W C. A brings out the best characteristics of a girl. It holds before her the 
highest standard of life; it raises her ideals; it makes her not content with what she is 
but impels her to strive for something higher. 

The moral standard of the whole school is raised by the Y. W. C. A., for each member 
is trying to make it "easy to do right and hard to do wrong both for herself and others." 
And if a few will live up to their principles others soon follow them. 

The association tends to unite all the girls. Other organizations may divide them 
into warmer groups, but here they are one. 

"It is the one meeting ground of all classes and conditions of girls; for here thev 
gather for one common purpose. It is the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love," 
and we learn the full meaning of our motto, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my 
spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts." 

. *>' 


The Illinois College of Music, recognized as one of the leading' institutions of its kind 
in the state, lias just completed its twenty-sixth vear as an organized school of music. 
During- the past ten years many changes have been made in the courses of study. The 
present director, Franklin L. Stead, who has just finished his sixth year as director, has, 
during - his directorship, raised the standard of work until today the Illinois College of 
Music stands on a par with the larger schools of music throughout the country, and is 
recognized as such bv many of the leading musicians. The courses as offered in piano, 
organ, voice or violin cover a period of seven years, three years preparatory work and two 
years intermediate work and two years advanced work. Students are allowed to enter 
any course for which they may be prepared. 

The Illinois College of Music offers two diplomas — the full graduate's diploma and 
the teacher's diploma. Students to receive either of these must complete the full theoret- 
ical course, which covers a period of four years, three years harmony, counterpoint and 
composition, one year of musical history and theory of music. In many cases the last 
named may be taken at the same time with the work in composition. A literary educa- 
tion equivalent to the requirements to enter the junior year of the Illinois Woman's Col- 
lege is required for graduation. 

The Illinois College of Music has had a steady growth during the past few years, and 
under the present management the faculty has been increased room four to ten members. 
The enrollment of students for the present year has been 185. 

Three years ago a post graduate's course was added, from which three pupils have 
graduated, and in the near future a degree will be granted from this course. Many of 
the graduates todav are filling' positions of responsibility in schools and colleges. For 
the coming year the heads of the departments will remain the same, and only a few 
changes will take place in the assistant teachers. It is hoped that within two years' the 
new College of Music building so much thought about will be in the course of construction. 






Grand Entrance March 
The Frog's Sinking School 
l, Pe' r P'v' 

Misses Shuff, Coe, Glick and Ravliill 

Croon, Croon - - - Clutsam 

Miss Shuff 

a. Serenade - - - Schubert 

b. In Old Madrid - Trotere-Gavela 
Solo, "Joe and Me" - - Clutsam 

Miss Eisenmayer 

Cupid Made Love to the Moon - Smith 

Misses Young-, Eisenmayer Shuff. 

Huntley and Huckeby 

a. Springtime Song - - Wagner 

b. Minuet - - Dell Acqua 
There's a Little Nook - Vonnah 

Miss Scrimger 
a. My Old Kentucky Home - Foster 

b. Old Black Joe 

Misses Crum. Coe, Huckeby, Glick 

There's One I Love Dearly Kuekeu-Hawley 

Pelican Song - - - Lear 

Misses Eisenmayer, Huntley. Huckebv 

and Young 

The Blue Tailed Fly - - Clutsam 

Miss Crum and Chorus 


The Jap Doll - - - Gavnor 

Miss Wilella Miller 
Monologue by Miss Trypheny Virginia 

Mandy Johnsing 
A Lesson With the Fan - D'Hardelot 

Miss Mayfield 
Humana Vocalia ... 

The Basson - - - Ashley 

Mr. Jenkinson 
Senior Class Meeting ... 
Song, "Good Night" 



The concert given by the Illinois College of Music Orchestra under the direction of 
Miss Berenice Long-, Monday evening-, March 20, at the chapel of the Woman's Colleg-e, 
was a distinct success. The musicianship shown by the members of the orchestra reflected 
great credit upon the work of the director, and the program was thoroughly enjoyed by 
the large and appreciative audience present. 

The opening number. Overture by C. Lavallee, was played with fine expression and 
met with hearty favor. The solo numbers by Miss Work and Miss Morgan were also given 
with effectiveness and showed excellent skill. The recitation by Miss Purviance and the 
vocal solo by Miss Young added to the pleasure of the evening, and both young ladies 
were encored. 

Miss Long and members of the orchestra assisted the Mendelssohn Club in the 
presentation of '"The Messiah" at the May Festival. They were highly complimented, 
and it is certainly a credit to Miss Long and her department to be able to furnish a class 
who are capable of playing such a difficult score. As this is the first year that the stu- 
dents in the Violin Department have been afforded the advantage of practice with all the 
instruments of a full orchestra, the excellence of the work done promises well for the 
future. The members of the orchestra are: 
Beulah Hodgson 

Edith Morgan 
Bessie Reid 
Myrtle Short 
Zelda Sidell 
Marion Ross 
Fannie Moore 
Assisted bv 

B. M. Hayden, Flute 
P. A. Jenkinson, Oboe 

tra are: 
Flora Shuff 
Mabel Fuller 
Sarah Hughes 
Edith Phillippi 
Lucile Woodward 
Ruth Brown 
Merta Work 

G. R. Scott, Bassoon 

Florence French 
Clyde Dickens 
Lee Paradise 
Leon Jaeger 
Harry Spencer 
Harry Benson 
Hurum Reeves 

C. A. Shepherd. Cello 
H. A. Hoblit, Contra-Bass 



In the earliest days of Illinois Woman's College, then known as the Illinois Conference 
Female Academy, aspirants for artistic culture were privileged the study, which, along 
with music and needlework, was classed the '•Ornamental Branches." In those days it 
was not unusual for the one who filled the chair of art to teach music and the languages 
as well: and art meant not only Drawing and Painting, which was largely copy work, but 
the executing of many and varied forms modeled in wax, which were later framed and 
hung in darkened parlors and deserted guest rooms; and also the production of those 
useful and ornamental articles made from hair, which now are only keepsakes and remind- 
ers of happy days. 

The work we find, according to the early catalogues, of a spasmodic nature — flourish- 
ing for awhile: a year or two might elapse with no followers of art. The first instructor 
was Mrs. Rapelge, followed by some three or four teachers, all of whom taught languages, 
music or the sciences, or all of these, in connection with the art classes. In 1857, Miss 
Ella T. Sherwood was the first teacher, whose efforts were entirely devoted to artistic 
work, and her services were succeeded by a number of teachers until in 1871 Miss Ella O. 
Brown took charge of the department. She was an enthusiast and a woman of many 
charms and graces, and it was largely through her influence that the Jacksonville Art 
Association was formed. Mrs. Mary S. Vigus followed, and during her years of enthusi- 
astic labor the department flourished. Many and varied types of work were then accorded 
the general head of art — copy work flourished, and interest ran high. It was during her 
stay and early in Dr. Short's administration that the music and art departments were 
more fully organized with a prescribed course, under the name of the Illinois Female 
College and Academv of Music and Art. It was largely through the success of this time 
and the influence of Miss May Short, who now had the work in charge, that the depart- 
ment assumed a much broader basis — nature work and original work — drawing from the 
cast and still life graduallv taking the place of what had been largely imitative. A higher 
standard was aspired to, and the department graduallv grew in strength and vigor. A 
number of people were from time to time called in as assistant teachers, aud later Miss 
McFarland assumed charge; followed by Miss Gertrude Stiles, under whose inspiring 
influence the department gained much in real strength and purpose, and the work was 
planned more and more after the order of a regular academic art school during her years 
of successful service. Greater breadth and freedom and larger aspirations have been the 
key note of it since. Miss Mary E. Sibley for one year, and later Miss Nellie A. Knopf, 
the present director, brought the spirit of the Chicago Art Institute, and the department 
has gradually grown until it has reached a place of which we are justly proud. But the 
goal of its aspirations is still in the future, and we see yet greater things ahead. 

The work of the school is planned wholly on the principles in use in the best art 
schools of the country, and while the purpose of the department is essentially practical, 
we believe that to develop that thorough appreciation of the beautiful, that keen insight 
into nature and that broad culture that comes only with the studv of the best things of 
life, is after all the highest form of art. and that is what the department stands for. The 
study of art is the most far reaching in its results, for it trains not only the mind, but 
the hand and eye as well, while purely intellectual study develops the mind alone. 

The work of the School of Fine Arts is very comprehensive and thorough, and has 
had recognition as one of the leading college art departments in the middle West. Only 
last year one of its students was accorded a scholarship in the New York Art Students' 
League on charcoal work done from the cast in I. W. C. studio; and again this year the 



work of one of its students and the work of the department received the highest com- 
mendation from some of the leading artists of the country. 

In its earlier days, a large studio on the third floor was the place from which emenated 
all the art production that now graces many homes, near and far. And then, for a few 
years, a large room in the Lurton building was the domicile of the School of Art; crowded 
out of that room, a higher altitude and more space in the same building afforded an 
artistic work shop, which was the scene of much effort, diligent work and various jollv 
studio spreads. And now, for three years, a large, well lighted studio on the north side 
of the main floor has been an industrious corner, filled with students who are working 
not so much for the making of pictures, or of pretty things, but rather for that broader, 
keener knowledge that brings the ability to appreciate the best things of life. And that 
they are attaining that ability, only a glauce at any term exhibition will convince the 

It is the aim and purpose of the management to make the art department the strongest 
of its kind, and to this end is brought to bear all the best influence that can come from 
constant and most efficient practice of academic drawing and painting from life, from the 
antique, from objects, and all this the nucleus around which to group the various forms 
of art education. 




To the achievements of the present must be brought the records of the past in order 
to form a fitting- back-ground and to afford a firm foundation on which to build the suc- 
cess of the future. 

So in searching - the archives of the Illinois Woman's College for the beginning days 
of the School of Elocution, there is discovered much that is quaint and interesting- and 
impresses upon one's mind again the importance of the ''day of small thing's." 

■•Hack in the 50's," as the ••girls" of that day begin their reminiscences, Mrs. Jacques, 
the stately and much beloved wife of the president, met the young ladies in the chapel at 
stated intervals for the purpose of giving some voice training and for reading aloud 
from the classics. Here were heard the then universal favorites, "Marco Bozzaris," 
"Battle of Waterloo," and many poems of Hemans and Shelley. 

For a number of years no advance was made: in fact, there were times when no at- 
tention whatever was taken of this branch of study. During Dr. Short's administration, 
from time to time a teacher would sojourn at the college for a short term of lessons: and 
two or three times Prof. Hamill — a fine teacher of the "old school" — held a summer school 
in the college chapel, to which came many students from this and surrounding states. 
Prof. Fulton of the Ohio Wesleyan University also held a summer term about 1888. 

No organized course for regular study was inaugurated bv the college until the fall 
of 1S 1 >4, when Dr. Harker secured as instructor Miss Jennie Egermont Farley, to whose 
high ideals, great enthusiasm and untiring effort the School of Elocution owes much of 
its success. Miss Farley was graduated from a Chicago School of Expression, had 
studied with several prominent exponents of the art and lastly with Prof. L. H. Clark of 
Chicago University. 

For the past eight years Miss Katherine Dickens Cole has been the director, and in 
that time the course of study has been greatly enlarged, the requirements for gradua- 
tion now including the regular college course necessary for the entrance to the junior 
vear, as well as a careful course of three vears training' in technique. Miss Cole is a 
graduate of the Boston School of Oratory and has studied with teachers prominent in the 
profession. — Clara Power Edgerly, Mrs. Emily Bishop. Mrs. Benton King-Baker and with 
Prof. L. H. Clark. The policy of the scoool is to develop individuals, and to this end all 
that is superficial or spectacular has been eliminated from the course, and only sincere 
and intellectual appreciation of the literature interpreted is accepted as satisfactory work. 

Until 1899 the director of elocution had also to instruct the classes in physical culture. 
This might seem to the uninitiated an easy task; but, with no room large enough to ac- 
commodate the classes, and without apparatus, or any other assistance than a pair of 
sound lungs, a long dark corridor and a little dinner bell with which to call the classes 
out, the pioneer work in physical training went on. During the fall term of 1899 Miss 
Lucy Catlin was engaged for three afternoons a week, to direct the classes in the new 
gymnasium just then completed: and this marked the separation of elocution and athletics. 

Now the school enjoys a large, sunny hall on the ground floor of the west wing, with 
six south windows, a large stage, and seating space for sixty to seventy chairs. And the 
end is not yet. The location of the school makes it possible for it to become a leading 
school of elocution for the middle and far west. The high ideals advocated at the be- 
ginning have never been lowered, and the character of the young women who have been 
graduated makes it possible for their alma mater to look to them with love and pride and 
like the Roman matron to say, "These are my jewels. 



Her aims are high, her skill is great. 
Her eloquence is greater: 
It takes the dimes and quarters out. 
And dollars to come later. 

Tis thereby proved that woman's talk- 
Can bring- result tremendous. 
She asks for our Gymnasium fund 
That check you're g"oing- to send us. 




So many people think that the home life of our College, or any other, is not what it 
should be, but they must not think that. If they were here for one week, they would 
change their minds. 

We are all one big- family, with Dr. and Mrs. Harker at the head. They make the 
girls feel at home in so many ways — their kind welcome, their interest in all the girls' 
affairs and work, their regret at the girls' leaving, their interest in them even after they 
have graduated. The religious part of our life here is especially home-like and sincere. 
Our chapel exercises seem like family prayers at home, and Dr. Harker makes them so 

And those poor homesick girls, who weep and weep, that Mrs. Harker comforts. 

Then Mrs. Lyman, our matron, gets just the right amount of everything for just so 
much money. How she always has enough biscuits, beefsteak and mashed potatoes, is a 
mystery to us; as to wafers, we never run out. Mrs. Lyman is the axis about which the 

wheel, or the school turns. Some of our fathers insist on us coming down to breakfast 
at home, so that the system of "star tables" is most home-like. 

Do you not remember the orders — the sugar, chocolate, condensed milk, cheese and 
wafers — for our numerous feasts of Saturday night? 

Then, when we have the measles, mumps and tonsilitis, and are most homesick and 
miserable, our nurse, Miss Stewart, comes to the rescue, and we are carried off to the 
sick-room, where we are fed and taken care of as well as we would be by our own mothers. 
It is very comforting to see that white cap appearing and disappearing about the halls. 

Now, we come to the ruling power, our lady Principal, Miss Weaver. She consents, 
and does not consent, to our thousands of requests with great thought and care. Listen 
to what she says about the girls: 



"That we may not spare tlie rod and thus invite sorrow, we oppose your every heart's 
desire. When you would go, we make you stay. When you would stay, we make you go, 
and walk and walk and walk, with companions which we thrust upon you. until, in 
anguish, you cry out, 'I may neither choose whom I would nor refuse whom I dislike.' 

••We make you lie in darkness when you would sit in light. We urge you to feast three 
times each day. and remonstrate when you make it three times three each night. We 
compel you to sit in chapel, in solemn silence, and listen to discourses upon manners and 
morals, subjects most distressing- to your tender minds. We plunge you into the exciting 
whirl of afternoon receptions and class at homes when your souls crave solitude and for- 
bidden sweets. We shadow you, reprove you, report you, because — we love you." 

She is most interested in our spring hats and gowns, and gives advice when it is most 
needed: likes to meet our friends; guides us in the straight and narrow path of etiquette 
by the Monday morning talks, and selects our callers as our parents would do. 

How attentive she is when she regards our housekeeping. Does she not show us our 
weak points, and. in short, sees to almost everything- and seems to be thinking of every- 
thing? How we must trv her marvelous patience! Without Miss Weaver to look after 
us, our parents would see, instead of improvement, the very opposite. 

And what would, or could we do without our most respected faculty at the Woman's 
Club meet? How would we know what time to go to bed? We would miss the gentle tap 
reminding us that it is time for "lights out." And then so many of us need a guiding 
hand when we venture out of the building and college grounds. A little advice as to a 
reasonable price for a hat. and whether it is becoming, and someone who knows where 
we can get the desired articles, and someone to take the place of mother and father serv- 
ing at the table, and to help to get the backward girls to talk and to get them interested. 

And one great thing that makes us happy and contented is our being able to bring 
our own pictures, pennants, desks and chairs from home, and making the rooms look as 
much like home as possible. Then we are allowed to select our own room-mates: every 
girl may room with her favorite, and nothing is more liable to make a girl happy than to 
have her most admired and loved friend with her all the time. 

Before the receptions given for the girls, all is excitement and hurry, with the dresses 
to press, and hovv delighted the girls are to meet the people of the town: how they enjoy 
themselves until eleven; they regret that it is all over for the next day. and it will be sev- 
eral weeks until they can see Will and John again. 

There is nothing more to be desired in the home-life here, and the girls all are verv 
sad at parting from each other and their teachers and Dr. and Mrs. Harker. 



Belles Lettres Society was founded in 1851 by thirteen girls ambitious for the culture 
which can be gained by the mutual help and encouragement of those bound together for 
the purpose of advancement in literary and art studies. Many difficulties had to be met, 
but since strength is gained by struggling, Belles Lettres has triumphed over hardships 
and wielded an inestimable influence for fifty-four years. 

This year has been one of the most successful, and never has more spirit been shown 
among the members. The fine program at the first meeting started the society out beau- 
tifully in the year's work. Great attention has been paid to the quality of the programs, 
demanding originality, developing the imaginative powers, considering current topics, 

training the intellect, making much out of a little, and keeping- in mind the motto, "Hie 
vita? victae pra'paramus." 

A delightful informal party was given in the hall to get better acquainted with the 
new girls and draw the members closer together. 

"The Bachelor's Romance,'' a manuscript play, and a difficult comedy to present, was 
exceptionally well given November 21, and we are proud of the girls who made it a 

We were delighted to get the new hall, but are overjoyed now to have it decorated 
with such an artistic water colored fresco in yellow, the society color, and furnished so 
beautifully. It has meant sacrifice and work, but we appreciate the results all the more. 
Who can soon forget the happy faces and the spirit shown at that enthusiastic meeting 
held in celebration of the newly decorated hall? 

Another very successful event was the candy sale, March 18. The fine open meeting 


v. £ ■: 

held April 17 maintained the high standard of Belles Lettres programs, each number 
showing- careful preparation and thought. 

We have kept the thought of strong work before us all year and entered into every- 
thing associated with the College that would be for our advancement in any line with a 
wide awake spirit. 

Our finances, too, have been a great source of pleasure this year. While our society 
is limited in number to fifty, and therefore the receipts from dues and initiations have 
always been less than that of our sister society, we have been able to improve our hall, 
making it the prettiest room in the city of Jacksonville, and pay off all outstanding 
indebtedness on our hall except $136 on our pledge to Dr. Harker for the hall. There has 
come into the society from the usual sources $160, from gifts by present and former Belles 

Lettres $80, making the total receipts into the treasury $240, which we think very 

Friends were invited to the last meeting- of the year, and the program was given by 
the Seniors. Each spoke feelingly on a subject associated with Belles Lettres, and then 
Mrs. Lou Meyers Baldwin, '78, with pleasing remarks, presented the diplomas. The ties 
that bind us to our dear society are so strong that we who leave her walls this year do so 
with a feeling- of pain mingled with the pride in the benefit derived from our good work 
under the inspiration of our shield, and — 

••Though we be scattered in far distant lands, 

Divided by deep rolling sea. 
In fondest remembrance our hearts will e'er turn 

To Belles Lettres and I. W. C." 




Recording Secretary 


Edna D. Starkey 
Amelia J. Postel 

Lucile Brown 
Mabel Burns 
Cuba Carter 
Fay Clayton 
Linnie Dowell 

Leda Ellsberry 
Olive Click 
Clara Lohr 
Anne Marshall 
Edith Phillippi 

Susan Rebhan 
Lucy Standiford 
Edna D. Starkey 
Nelle Taylor 
Alice Wadsworth 
Paula Wood 

Greta Coe 
Harriet Conard 
Florence French 
Hilda He<rener 


Xellie Holnback 
Mary Hughes 
Grace McFadden 
Frances Scott 

Lillian Switzer 
Leela Warfield 
Mabel Weber 
Lucile Woodward 

Fay Ball 
. Marcella Crum 
Louise Fackt 


Beulah Latham 
Mabel Lyford 
Mayme Poor 

Ethel Wyeth 
Luella Yenawine 

Rena Crum 
Jennie Harker 
Mayme Henderson 
Ruby Hildreth 


Sadie Kelley 
Gladys Maine 
Georgia Metcalf 
Bessie Morgan 

Rosalie Sidell 
Zelda Sidell 
Marion Ross 

Clara Beautnan 
Essie Cazalet 


Katherine Greenleaf 
Helen Lambert 

Miriam McMurrav 

Harriet Chapman 


Helen Lewis 

Olive Pattison 

Jessie Bradley 
Nellie Edwards 
Amelia Eisenmaver 


Clara Mayfield 
Fannie Moore 
Amelia J. Postel 


Jessie Rhodes 
Mary Smith 
Pearl Wylder 



Dr. Harker 

Edna D. Starkey 

Miss Cole 

Pay Clavton 

Miss Weaver 

Carrie Isaacson 

Miss Knolp 

Cuba Carter 

Miss Neville 

Birdie Peck 

Miss Holmwood 

Anne Marshall 

Miss Cowgill 

Leda Ellsberry 

Prof. Stead 

Merta Work 

Miss Line 

Lncile Brown 

Mrs. Stead 

Golden Berryman 

Miss Plank- 

Nelle Taylor 

Miss Kreider 

Edith Plowman 

Miss McDowell 

Linnie Dowell 

Miss Eldredge 

Edna Lumsden 

Miss Anderson 

- Mabel Burns 

Miss Long- 

Edith Phillippi 

Miss Page 

Susan Rebhan 

Miss Higby 

Clara Lohr 

Miss Westcott 

Pearl Purviance 

Miss Williamson 

Blanche Stockdale 

Miss Dawson 

Lena Yarnell 

Mrs. Colean 

Edith Massey 

Miss Porter 

Olive Glick 

Mrs. Kolp 

Lucy Standiford 



CLASS OF 1855 

Among' the most enjoyable features of the commencement exercises was the reunion 
of the class of 1855. When the class graduated, there were twenty members, but so far 
as is known only eight or nine survive. 

How glad the class of 1905 were when they could welcome Mrs. Minerva Masters Vin- 
cent and Mrs. Martha Spaulding Jumper! Did we not enjoy their brilliant and witty 
talks, their personal reminiscences and college enthusiasm? Not only '05 welcomed them, 
but they were the recipients of many warm congratulations from all their numerous 

Let us picture the college days of fiftv years ago. which Mrs. Vincent describes as 

••In the college fifty years ago we were not taught to think upon our feet. I would 
like to call the roll of the class of 1855. Of the twenty-one who stood upon the rostrum 
fifty years ag"o but few remain, and many of those are unable to be with us on this glad 
day. We were a very simple folk, most of us living - the 'simple life,' because we knew no 
other, with no thought of anything beyond the individual, having' no power to grasp the 
universal, impersonal life of which we were such infinitesimal parts. But faithfully we 
learned our lessons, committing to memory every proposition in geometry, and solving all 
the terrible problems of Olmsted's Unabridged Philosophy. We had our little ambitious 
triumphs even in those days — for there came a rumor to us that the boys of Illinois Col- 
lege had failed to get the solution of some of these propositions which we had so success- 
fully solved. It will not matter now after these years if we speak a little boastfully of 
our triumphs over Illinois College. You need not tell it now, but we heard these young 
men asked that Olmsted's Unabridged Philosophy be taken out of the course. 

"Fiftv vears ago we had no gymnasium, no Delsarte, no physical culture, but we did 
have a woman come to us to lecture on physiology. 

■•We had the Belles Lettres Society, where we met regularly, not so much to 
help each other as to help ourselves. We know little of Altruism, byt, as in the ascent 
of man. that was coming to us later. But, oh! the consternation when another set of 
girls undertook to organize another societv. and they were bright, progressive girls, and 
we thought a little too aggressive. Of course, college women of today have the larger 
outlook upon life, and are able to welcome and be truly hospitable to all forces that make 
for the universal largeness of life. 

"You are no longer a female college, and the fact that you stand for the best things 
in womanhood ought to make for a nobler and more helpful outlook upon life. One thing 
achieved, let us now strike for one thing more, a college curriculum that will admit us to 
the Intercollegiate Alumnae Association. 

"Our teachers of fifty years ago were a noble band of workers, and there was always 
a Christian atmosphere in our school. They calmed and quieted our perturbed spirits 
when we felt we must go home when finding the world was probably ages in being made 
rather than the six short days. Oh. how our hearts ached when we thought of this 
heresy — better go home and keep faith in the Bible than stay here and have the very 
foundations of our religious hope swept from us! These same blessed teachers who were 
able to overcome all our fears in that direction were afraid to allow us to read Emerson's 
"Representative Men." claiming that its influence would be pernicious upon our young 
minds, hence the book made its disappearance from the library." 



Icfo $ 





Mary Lucile Brown 
Golden Ethel Berryman 
Mabel Burns 
Leda Kllsberry 
Minnie Elma Huckeby 
Caroline C. Isaacson 
Carrie Louise Luken 
Anne McDowall Marshall 
Edith Henry Phillippi 
Mabel Boynton Shuff 
Edna Davis Starkey 
Lucy Durham Standiford 
Nelle Yates Taylor 
Alice Farrell Wadsworth 


Linnie Elizabeth Dowell 
Olive Grace Glick 
Florence Edith Plowman 
Susan M. Rebhan 
Lena Seville Yarnell 


Fay Sharrer Clayton 
Olive Edna Lumsden 
Mildred Burdell Peck 


Pearl Trego Purviance 
Paula Hamilton Wood 



Olive Elizabeth Brady 
Elizabeth Tucker Mathers 
Carrie Marion Morrison 


Nellie Wetmore Drake 

Leda Ellsberry 

Clara Louise Lohr 

Edith Massey 

Lizzie Blanche Stockdale 

Merta Holmes Work 


Flora Jeannette Scott 


Cuba Minerva Carter 
Fina Louise Hale 



Mabel Pearl Wilson 




"Cut and come again" — English. 

A wearisome condition of humanity — Exams. 

"She knew what's what and that's as high as metaphysic wit can fly" — Eay Clayton. 

"In general those who have nothing to say contrive to spend the longest time in do- 
ing it" — Alice Wadsworth. 

"A penniless lass wi' a lang pedigree" — Edith Phillippi. 

"Forbidden pleasures alone are loved; when lawful, they do not excite desire" — Mid- 
night feasts. 

"They are like each other as are peas — Edna Starkey, Birdie Peck. 

"Sang in tones of deep emotion. 

Sang of love and songs of longing" — Cuba Carter. 

"She had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade and a hand to execute any mis- 
chief" — Edith Plowman. 

"That is a necessity which cannot be dispensed with" — College Snow White Liniment. 

"There is nothing profitable which cannot also injure" — I. \V. C. Baseball. 

"I would fain see this meeting" — The Woman's Club. 

"The prickly thorn often bears soft roses" — Squelchings. 

" 'Twas strange, 'twas passing strange, 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful" — Mon- 
mouth Meet Celebration. 

"The bell never rings of itself; unless some one handles or moves it, it is duinb"- 
Remember Thanksgiving Morning. 

"Thou driftest gently down the paths of sleep" — Merta Work. 

"Put but money in our purse" — Business Managers of Greetings. 

"The great consulting room of a wise man is a library." 

"Who goeth a borrowing 
Goeth a sorrowing" — Clara Lohr. 

"I attempt a difficult work" — Musical History Class. 

"My page relates to man" — Miriam McMurray. 

"If fortune favors you, do not be elated; if she frowns, do not despond" — After the 
Psychology Test. 

"A chapter of accidents" — April Fool Morning. 

"A well known knight" — Sir Peck. 

"Never say fail" — to the Faculty. 

"It is not permitted us to know all things" — '08. 

"Spirited not inactive" — '05. 

" 'Cause we's wicked — we is — we's mighty wicked anyhow — we can't help it" — Birdie 
Peck, Edna Starkey, Linnie Dowell. 




THE 1905 BOOK. 









Listen to the Exhortation of the 

Dawn! Look to this Day! 

For it is Life, the very Life of Life. 

In its brief course lie all the 

Varieties and Realities of your Existence; 
The Bliss of Growth, 
The Glory of Action, 
The Splendor of Beauty; 

For Yesterday is but a Dream, 

And Tomorrow is only a Vision, 

But Today well lived makes 

Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, 

And Every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope 

Look well, therefore, to this Day! 

Such is the Salutation of the Dawn. 

— From the Sanskrit. 







NO. I 


Happy nowadays is the tourisl with the 
wonders of the west spread invitingly be- 
fore him, and thrice happy he, whose west- 
ward course lies across those wonderful Cana- 
dian Rockies, which some Swiss traveler has 
said are "600 Switzerlands rolled into one." 

It was with eager hearts and keen interest 
that we turned our eyes toward the land of 
the setting sun, on that day of all days dear 
tn the American heart, the glorious Fourth 
of duly. At the close of the first day out of 
St. Paul we found but one inch covered on 
the map, and as we contemplated the 
"inches" still before us. the immensity of the 
land was newly revealed. 

On we sped through the lake region of 
Minnesota, that first day. and on through 
the level plains of North Dakota, where the 
eye scanned a horizon line unbroken in all 
directions save here and there by a little 
band-box of a house bunked on the north and 
west sides by a solid wall of trees, the wind- 
break Tor the winter's storm and cold. An- 
other day brought us through vast lonely 
plains, level country as far as the eye could 
reach in all directions; not a tree, not a rise 
of ground to vary the monotony and change- 
lessness of those plains that stretched so far, 
and with no promise beyond. No wonder to 

us now. that men and women in pioneer days 
— days not yet wholly passed — lost heart anil 
mind in contemplation of such never chang- 
ing scenes, the loiiel inos- of which made one's 
heart ache, just to pass by. Xow and then 
we rush past a little prairie town, hopelessly 
small, hopelessly dreary. Only once on those 
Far reaching plains did a rise of ground rest 
our eyes, and that only a little knoll on 
whose crest three tall slabs of wood or stone 
stood up against the -unset sky. to mark per- 
chance the oa>is of sonic prairie-weary soul. 

On past Portal and Moose daw. and then 
to Medicine Mat. made famous by those 
sketches of Cyrus Townsend Brady. Noth- 
ing but plains! lint, gazing out with unsee- 
ing eves, on the level land grown monot- 
onous now. the cry conies, ""the mountains." 
and like the cry of ••land" at sea, our hearts 
are thrilled with the promise of it. For hours 
now first on one side of the car. then on the 
other, we watch that ever changing horizon 
line — only a cloud line, blue in the distance 
of one hundred and twenty-five miles. Blue, 
indistinct at first, they grow clearer as the 
train follows its course, and soon the snow- 
tapped peaks reveal that land of promise. 
The Blackfoot Indian reservation which 
would have been of deep interest before 
claim- but a moment's glance, which reveals 
a funeral pyre, with the body in a hammock 



swung mi many poles, awaiting only the fire 
and the death dance. Calgary, the charming 
capital ill' Alberta, is our next stopping 
place, where we all ?end post-cards and rush 
about to lake in the town and meet the firsl 
Indians of our journey, who stand straight 
and tall, stoically refusing to have a kodak 
keep their memory green, and if our last 
memory reveals one of our party with leveled 
kodak in hot pursuit of an Indian squaw 
with a papoose on her hack and two little 
Indian braves at her fleeing heels, it is only 
to admire the persistence of the photo- 

And now we near the land our eager hearts 
expect. Ahead of us a solid wall of moun- 
tain- seems to prohibit our entrance, hut sud- 
denly we shooi in the gap — and rush along, 
now between tall wall- of vertical rock that 
tower above us. now beside swift rushing, 
foaming mountain streams, and by deep 
blue-green trout stream-, 'the Three Sis- 
ters, the most prominent of those grand 
heights about us. stand serene and still with 
their mantle of -now. Scam we are at Ba,uff, 
that most ideal charming Swi-s mountain 
town, that claims us I'm' its own for one 
whole day of keen delight and charm. Set 
deep in the valley of the Bow, which mirrors 
Cascade. Rudle and Tunnel] mountain-, and 
down whose valley one catches a majestic 
view of snow-crested and pine-covered 
heights against a deep blue sky, it is a pic- 
ture not soon forgot. A ride over the cork- 
screw drive up Tunnel mountain's height, 
high above the foaming, swirling, dashing 
rapids of the river, is a fitting close to an 
ideal day. The soft voiced Canadian guides 
and merchants who refused "coppers" for 
their merchandise, lend an added charm, and 
it was with great grace they directed us to 
the depot, which to our unaccustomed ears 
sounded a much worse destination. 

The charms of that long northern twilight 
kept us from our car until long after ten 

o'clock, and to you who may not he initiated 
into che experience of sleeping in your own 
side-tracked car, in the heart of the Rockies 
and under the shadow of a near-by Indian 
reservation, we would say. beware! For 
hardly had sleep wooed us from the magic of 
that day. than we were awakened by the 
most blood-curdling of yells, rattling of 
doers, and hoots and bowk- — to discover a 
band of Indians in blankets and feathers 
dancing a war dance about the car. '1'he 
terror- of pioneer days were never so real, 
and if one of our party had foresight enough 
to roll all her dollar bills in her hail-, it was 
only to remember that "to scalp" was an 
Indian's chief verb. Daylight found us 
watching the cloud- lift from the mountain 
tops, and the first glow of sunrise on those 
peaks. Surely the heavens declare the glory 
of Cod, and the firmament showeth His 

On our journey again we travel through 
such a glorious land, such wonders, such stu- 
pendous sights that we are overwhelmed, 
'through Laggan and on past glorious moun- 
tain heights, rushing mountain streams 
foaming and leaping and gathering force as 
they go; on to the Great Divide, -"> , "s? V > < > feet 
above sea level, where the mountain stream 
separates to form the Bow and the Illecille- 
wact, one to How to that broad western sea, 
the other to join the cold waters of Hudson 
Bay. And it was here that our good porter 
rushed out to come back all smiles, bearing 
a huge basis of water, (dear as crystal and ice 
cold from its near-by glacial source. 

Leaving Field, we follow the course of the 
Kicking Horse river, and reach the most 
rugged, the grandest scenery imaginable. For 
miles the track runs through the magnificent 
scenery of this famous gorge. The Selkirks 
are grander, more rugged in their majesty 
than the Kockies, and this grandeur is added 
to by the great forests of fir and spruce trees 
that seem to grow even above the snow line. 


Glorious sights meet us — Cathedral moun- bed, and Sunday morning finds us rested and 

tain standing over 10,000 feet high, seems ready for the delights of thai eity, so lull of 

some grand piece of gothic architecture — Mt. thai western atmosphere thai breeds ambi- 

Donald in the distance is grandly beautiful, tion and dreams. The next day on again, 

All through this Selkirk country the river through a land that lias much of promise for 

foams and rushes with mad fury, dashing it- the future. Late in the afternoon we arc 

self against rock and wall, and high cliffs al- ferried across the beautiful Columbia river, 

most shut out the light of day. Dashing famous For its salmon fisheries, and twilight 

through tunnels, swinging and swaying, first finds us in that eity of promise and of roses. 

along the f<\<j:r of a precipice, then at the lied the city of that great western fair. Portland. 

of the gorge, the train with its three engines -y ^ g- 

hears us on a wonderful journey through 

scenery to discrihe which seems almost a A WESTERN SKETCH, 


At Glacier, which lies hut thirty minutes' One of the most delightful places to spend 
walk from one of the most famous of the a part of a visit to the mountains of Colorado 
world's glaciers, we find a charming deep set may he found in the vicinity of Pike's Peak 
emerald valley, the perspective of which re- at the Half-way station. It is situated on 
veals that great sea of snow and ice. Leaving the Cog railroad and burro trail up to the 
there we cross those famous Selkirk loops, Peak. Here there is a little station anil post- 
where the track makes a complete double let- office combined, with several private cottages, 
ter S in gaining a drop of 125 feet to the a curio stand, a burro correl, and a small log 
mile and covering five miles to make one. hotel called the Half-way House, at which 
With all the grandeur and wonder about us. very good accommodations may he had. The 
one must stop to admire the wonderful engi- situation is undoubtedly an ideal one. Scores 
neering skill that has made such a journey of people pass and stop there on their wav 
possible. up to the summit, so that it is relieved of 

Another day's journey through country any monotony or loneliness which Mime 

less rugged, hut with charms of peace and would not enjoy about mountain camping. 

restfulness, takes us through Rivelstoke, and more than that it is a splendid location 

Kamloops and Yale, and the morning of the to visit the Peak and many other places of 

eighth of July we reach Vancouver, where interesl aside from its picturesque situation. 

a trolley ride reveals much of interest in the On all side- mountains rear their rocky walls, 

way of setting and inhabitants. On board blotched in spots with thick clumps of fir, 

the •"Princess Victoria"' we cross beautiful ash and evergreen trees, and from three 

Puget Sound, the magic of which will ever places valleys open and wind oil' around the 

remain with us. Peaching Victoria, we find mountains beyond. The hotel is furnished 

it the most charming of English cities, with inside to suit its rustic surrounding-. To the 

beautiful parliament buildings and lovely right, a beautiful cascade dashes down over 

English houses with the gardens that only huge boulders with a deafening roar. There 

an Englishman ha-. Over a sunset sea. we is a charming rustic bridge which -pans ]\. 

sail on again, reaching Seattle at midnight. and a spring house is near to complete the 

where we must needs go through the process picture. Then at the rear a clear mountain 

of having baggage inspected. But we have stream murmur- and ripples along over its 

the joy for that night of sleeping in a real rocky bed. 



Man}' places of beauty and interest can be 
visited from here. If not within walking 
distance burros are supplied for the hotel 
guests, and many jolly parties are formed 
early in the morning and spend the day go- 
ing and returning on some long excursion. 
Mountain climbing is none too easy or rapid, 
whether on foot or on the faithful little 
beasts, but all difficulties are forgotten when 
the destiny has been readied and the expect- 
ant sightseer is completely overwhelmed by 
some magnificent view. Among the many 
delightful excursions is a climb to the sum- 
mit of Cameron's cone, one of the most diffi- 
cult places to reach, but a very high peak 
from which a fine view may be had. A short 
walk through Sheep's Canyon brings one 
into full view of Pike's Peak as it towers up 
above the surrounding heights and complete- 
ly overawes one with its grandeur. Grand 
View Rock is within easy walking distance, 
but the climb to its summit is somewhat 
steep and rocky, especially at 4 a. m. when 
parties start up to see the sun rise. From 
there one can see for miles ovit upon the 
plains, and even Pike's Peak does not fur- 
nish a more desirable spot from which to 
watch the gorgeous and brilliant Colorado 
sun rises. 

Avisit to Lake Moraine furnishes a pleas- 
ant day's outing, for here the fisherman as 
well as the lover of nature may enjoy his 
hobby to his heart's content. The Dark Can- 
yon is another short trip which requires only 
a walk of a half-hour or so. To me this 
seemed the grandest bit of scenery I could 
possibly imagine. Upon first entering it, 
emotions of wonder, admiration and sublime 
rapture sweep over the mind, and this feel- 
ing increases as one enters into it farther, 
and follows the rushing brook until the falls 
and rapids are reached. The most interest- 
ing and most perilous place of all is 
the trip to the Bottomless Pit, so named be- 
cause as it is looked down to from the Peak 

on the north side, the bottom cannot be seen, 
it takes about four hours of difficult travel- 
ing through canyons, up steep places and 
around mountain sides before it is reached. 
Just picture a party starting out on such a 
jaunt. All must be ready to start imme- 
diately after breakfast, and the little burros 
are saddled and waiting patiently for the last 
member of the party to arrive. There is a 
general confusion before all are settled and 
ready to start, and it is certainly an amusing- 
spectacle for those who are watching the 
party. First a grand rush for each to get his 
favorite burro, then a busy time follows for 
the men, as they are needed on every hand 
to assist the ladies in mounting, tighten a 
strap and fasten the provision buckets to the 
saddles. When all are ready, away they start, 
laughing at the ridiculous appearanceof each 
other, each vigorously beating the burro just 
ahead of him, and at the same time wasting 
equally as much breath in trying to hasten 
the gait of his own steed. For several miles 
the trail is not extremely steep nor rocky, 
but when the ascent up to the Pit itself be- 
gins some almost perpendicular places must 
be climbed. After about four hours of con- 
stant traveling the opening into the Pit is 
reached. How different it is from what one 
imagines, for instead of being a dark, deep 
crator, it is a level plateau high up above the 
timber line, and almost surrounded by moun- 
tain walls, except for an opening on the east 
side which affords a magnificent view out 
over the range and the plains beyond. The 
altitude is high and the air very cool, and 
great patches of snow are seen all about. 
Here the most beautiful flowers grow, lovely 
little forget-me-nots and Colorado's state 
fiower, the beautiful columbine. Some 
gather flowers, others start out to climb 
about over the rocks, and the children con- 
sider it great sport to snowball. A large fire 
is built and potatoes are roasted for dinner, 
which is really one of the most enjoyable fea- 



hires of the whole trip. Unless the party in walking up or riding the burros endure 
leaves shortly after dinner, they are usually many hardships, bul certainly even those 
caught in a snow storm, and arc obliged to who have had the most trying experiences 
seek shelter in a little deserted miner's cahin, feel many limes repaid when their journey is 
Inii this is not so disagreeable as one would ended. Colorado Springs looks like a cheek- 
imagine. The novelty of the experience er board down below ami the clouds make 
atones for any discomfort, and then the story dark shadows on the plains as we see them 
teller amuses all by his tales of thrilling floating out below us. To the south the 
mountain escapades, ami also finds it an ap- Spanish range, a hundred or so miles dis- 
propriate time to relate the Bottomless Pit tant, can he plainly seen, and the range of 
ghost story. Perhaps it would he interesting the Rockies seems an endless chain of snow- 
to pause and give a brief account of it here, capped peaks and valleys as far as the eye 

Before Tike's Peak had become so well can reach. 

known ami frequented, ami before there P. \\\, 'on. 
were many trails through the mountains, two 

gold miners were crossing on loot from Crip- EMMIE GOES TO BOAEDING school. 

pie reek to Manitou. Instead of going by a 

shorter trail they decided to cross Pike's Emmie set her milk pail on the hack door- 
Peak and descend on the north side over- step ami dropped down beside it to rest for 
looking the Pit. Here it is almost perpen- a while, li was the last night Eor a long 
dicular. and they had been drinking enough time that she would have to milk. She was 
to make their gail unsteady. Whether they glad in some ways that she was going away; 
quarreled and one of the men robbed ami in some ways she was sorry. She wouldn't 
pushed his comrade over the ledge, or wheth- have to milk ami wash dishes; hut she was a 
er he lost his balance and fell below, it will little afraid she might he homesick. Every- 
never he known, hut this unfortunate man thing would be so different. 
landed on a narrow shelf Ear below and was Emmie saw her father ami mother sitting 
killed, or badly injured. When his comrade out under the old elm in the side yard and 
finally reached Manitou a searching party she knew thai the\ were talking about her. 

was sent out to recover his body if possible, "Well, of course, it's going to cost us a g I 

hut it could not he found. His valise and little hit of money to send her. hut 1 reckon 

coat were all that could he found, and these we can afford it for Emmie; she's been an 

are stdl seen at the cabin where they were uncommon good girl to work around the 

left. Every night as you look' down into the house." 

Pit from Pike's Peak it is said that far he- ■•Yes. John, she has been a g 1 daughter 

low one can see a tiny light moving about, a nn | alll „] ai ] s i, ( , j s going to get to go. I'll 

which is thought to he carried by the dead |„, awful lonesome without her. All 1 hope 

man's comrade as he searches for his body. j^ that she won't do like them girls in town 

A fitting climax to one's visit at the Half- that went (.IT to school and got to he better 
way station is the trip to the summit of the than their folks, or at least they though so." 
Peak. There the view is unobstructed in all Then it was arranged that Emmie's father 
directions, and the mountains which before was to take her to the school and get her 
hail seemed so high and wonderful, now lose started right. The father and mother start- 
some id' their greatness, hm mine of their ed toward the house presently, and Emmie 
beauty or grandeur. Those who spend hours picked up her milk pail and went into the 



kitchen. This was a plain room will) a cook met at the (loin 1 by a lady who seemed to 

stove at one side and a big work table at the know about everything. While her father 

other In one corner was a large old-fash- saw the president, Emmie was shown to her 

ioned clipboard, out of which Emmie took room, where her room-mate had already 

the pans for the milk. Just then her mother taken possession. 

came in and they began to get supper ready. * * * 

Alter supper the two went upstairs to Emmie's mother had supper ready and 
finish packing her things in the small tin waiting that evening when her husband re- 
trunk. It did not take long, for there were tinned. As they sat at their meal he told 
not many of them, and after all was ready it her all about Emmie's new home. "We come 
was time to go to lied. up to the school, and it's a pretty big build- 
Emmie didn't sleep much that night and she ing. They took us into a big like room where 
thought that morning would never come. It we set for a spell. Then a lady come and 
diil come, however, and the day was beauti- took me to see the principal, and took 
1'ul. Emmie put on her freshly ironed blue Emmie to see her room. ] asked the 
gingham dress and her laded blue hat and principal lots of questions about the 
was ready waiting with her mother at the expense of everything, and he seemed 
side door when her father drove around. It to be a pretty good sort of a man, 
was hard Tor the mother to let Emmie go, and he knew what he was talking about, so 
this only Emmie, and she put her arms 1 think he'll do all right by Emmie. Then 
around the girl's neck anil began to cry. Her he asked me if I'd like to look around a hit, 
father was in a hurry and said there wasn't ;ll ,i| when 1 said that was exactly what 1 
time lor foolishness: if mother wanted her wanted, he pressed a button at the side of his 
to stay, just say so. and she wouldn't go. desk and a young girl come right into the 
Then Emmie kissed her mother again and office. The principal, he says: "Take this 
climbed hall' timidly to the place beside him. gentleman and show him all around the 
They were oh" in an instant, leaving the house. The girl — " 

mother waxing tier hand" until she could see '•About a- big as Emmie?" interrupted 

them no longer. Emmie's mother. 

The ride on the trail) seemed long to "No, not so big. and she was real young, 

Emmie. Her father talked to the man in DU + sae was mighty bright, and talked and 

front of them all the time and she looked (,,1,1 me about everything. First, she took 

out of the window. me to the dining room, and it looked awful 

When they reached the town where the D jg | )V the side of ours here. Why. there 

schooi was, she was all excitement. There must have been twenty or thirty tables and 

were a good many others to get off, too. and all of 'em bigger than this one: and the 

Emmie wondered how they could be so table cloths was all white. Xo, none of 'em 

happy. She was left to guard the telescope had borders. Then we went on to the 

while her father went to find a man to take kitchen, and there was the biggest stove I 

her trunk up to the college. The man had ever saw: it was a heap bigger than any they 

told her father the school wasn't far off, so ever ] VlK ] a t the state fair. And there was so 

they walked. Emmie carrying the telescope many girls a rushing around getting supper 

and getting Hushed and tired before her that they was all in each other's way, seemed 

lather thought to take it from her. like. We went to look at all the school rooms 

They finally reached the building and were and the rooms where the girls sleep. There 

4 0* 


was a heap of them and they was all furnish- ciety. Quite a Dumber of new girls have 
ed fine." "Good springs?" — for Emmie's joined our ranks and we feel that our society 
mother had again interrupted. "My, yes, "ill be greatly benefited by their help. Our 
but I didn'1 see any Eeather beds. And, my membership is limited to fifty, and we have 
land, the pianos they had! The girl said they dow reached ibat limit. 
made quite a noise when they was all goin' Saturday evening, September 23, Belles 
t<> once, but thai folks got used to them, so Lettres gave an At Borne to the new students 
1 guess Emmie won't mind. We went to the which was voted a great success. Yellow 
gymnasium — a big rom with a lot of things roses and Ferns were used in decorating and 
in it rhat 1 couldn't see any use for. The ( '" s . v corners were arranged about the room. 
chapel where they have meetings was lots thus adding to its usual attractive appear- 
bigger and nicer than our church, and it bad ance. Music was furnished during the even- 
a big organ at one end. Next to the chapel ing by members of the society, and every- 
was the library, and it bad lots of books and thing possible was done to make those pres- 
papers all laying around. When we came ent feel at home and have a good time. Re- 
out of there we was hack to where we started, freshments consisting of orange sherbet, bon 
and there stood Emmie and another girl lmns. and salted almonds were served, and 
awaiting for us. I told the girl that took me late in the evening the guests left the hall 
over the house that that was my little girl, with the echo of the Belles Lettres song still 
and she said she knew they would be good ring ing in their ears. 

friends. I didn't have much more time, so The officers for this term are as follows: 

1 went in and told the professor goodby, and President — Nellie Miller. 

he said be would take good care of Emmie. Vice President — Amy Ives. 

Then Emmie walked out to the front walk Secretary— Edith .Mitten. 

■ ,i en ,■ ,. , • n ,. , t , . - n Treasurer — Stella Shepherd, 

wuh me. Mie left kind o| hid. hut said ,, ,. CT ' ,,.., , ., 

....... t orrespondmg Secretarv — Zillah Hanson. 

she was going to like it alter she got ae- Critic Clara Swain 

quainted. Sergeant at Anns — Aha Morgan. 

"Now, mother, don't you worry about her. Chaplain — Hazel Ross. 

Emmie is in a good school and she's going to Librarian — Mabel Fuller. 

he all right " Pages — (leraldine Sieber, Louise Gates. 

While Emmie's father and mother were Tin 1 r \ m- i tv i> \ i>tv 
eating their supper she was writing her hrst 

letter home. She was only a little hit home- , . , . . 

... ,,,.'. . , . On the last evening ol September the tac- 

siek, hut some how Emmies mother thought , ... ... , 

. „ , , . „ ' ultv gave a most eniovablc pnrtv which took 

she lound tear marks on the last page. 1 here , „ , ''■,', mi 

. , , , ,' , , the toini ol a progressive luncheon. I he 

was certainly one that blotted the last let- '. 

l c ' girls assembled by corridor- and began the 

"Your loving daughter li |u ' "' march arranged for them. As we 

"EMMIE." went from Miss .Wal's Japanese room and 

BELLES LETTEES sandwiches, to .Mr-. 1 lean's delightful stories 

and pickles, and thence through different 

The enthusiasm that has been character- rooms and dainties to Miss Weaver's ice cream 
istic of Belles Lettres is again being main- and Miss Rolfe's marguerites, we thorough- 
tested. The members have all begun their ly enjoyed every minute, and the expression 
work with a will, and this year promises to heard from more than one girl was. "I wish 
he one of the best in the historv of our so- the faculty would entertain often." 


The College Greetings 


Seniors of Illinois Woman's College 
jacksonville, illinois. 

faculty committef 

Miss Neville. Miss Weaver, Miss McDowell 

Assistant Editors 

Business Managers 

Amy Ives 

Maude Stevens 

Mabel Cooper 

Frances Scott 

/.illah Ranson 


Phi Nu Greta Coe 

Belles Lettres Clara Swain 

Athletic Mary Hughes 

Music Lora Robison 

Y. W. C. A. Mabel Weber 

Elocution Grace McFadden 

Art Lucile Woodward 

exchange Amelia Postel 

Single Copies 

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All communications should be addressed to 


Jacksonville, Illinois 

Printed in the Office of Len G. Magill, Jacksonville. 111. 
No. 227* East State St. Illinois Phone 418 

The Year Book which was published by 
the Senior Class of last year was a decided 
success. It came to us in very attractive 
form, both as to cover and contents, and is 
a book of great merit, well repaying the girls 
for the time and labor spent upon it. On the 
inside of the cover was a beautiful poem writ- 
ten by Mrs. Martha Capps Oliver, a member 
of the class of 1862. Through some over- 
sight the name failed to appear with the 
poem, much to the regret of the editors. 
Mrs. Oliver's kindness in contributing to the 
Year Book was greatly appreciated by The 
Greetings Board. 

Many of our readers will be interested in 
knowing that we have received the good 
wishes of several of the members of the for- 
mer Greetings Board. While they are busy 
elsewhere or are enjoying a rest at home they 
have not forgotten their duties and pleasures 
of last year, and each letter is full of encour- 
agement and suggestions. We appreciate 
their interest and helpfulness. 

Subscriptions are coming in very well de- 
spite the fact that many of our new students 
know nothing at all concerning The Greet- 
ings. We want every girl to feel that she 
has a pail ami interest in this, her College 

The members of the Senior Class realize 
that a very high standard was placed for 
them by the class of last year — a standard 
which, if maintained, will demand their best 
efforts and most faithful labor 

The growth and increasing popularity of 
the Woman's College are very apparent in 
the ever widening territory from which our 
students are drawn. This year we have 
eleven states represented by girls in the 
building. They are: Wyoming, Kansas, 
Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Colo- 
rado, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. 
As is to lie expected, the great majority of 
the girls are from our own state, Illinois, hut 
this is only another evidence that our school 
will hear close inspection. 

It is with sadness that we refer to the sor- 
row that has recently come into two homes 
very closely connected with this institution. 
In the death of Colonel E. 0. Kreider, and 
of Mrs. Harrv Wadsworth. the Woman's Col- 
lege has lost true friends whose memory will 
long be honored. 




The Rev. Dr. Horace Reed of Decatur is 


From the Illinois Courier: The executive 
committee of the Illinois Woman's College 
has appointed Dr. Horace Reed of Decatur 
as field secretary of the institution. The 
trustees were unanimously agreed that the 
growth of the school and its widening sphere 
of influence demanded an endowment fund 
and that the best way to secure the desired 
end was through the appointment of a per- 
manent officer to look after this branch of 
the college work. 

The selection of Dr. Reed for this import- 
ant position is a wise one anil one that will 
meet with universal approval from all friends 
of Illinois Woman's ollege. Dr. Reed is most 
favorably known throughout the middle west 
and has served in many cities in pastoral 
work, always giving satisfaction and winning 
many warm personal friends. Dr. Heed has 
been honored several times by being selected 
as a delegate to the general conference, and 
also has served a number of terms as presid- 
ing elder. 

Illinois Woman's College is a most worthy 
institution and one to which Dr. Heed can 
give the best of his talents, for he is heartily 
in sympathy with its policies and has its best 
interests at heart. Under the management 
of Dr. Joseph Darker it has enjoyed a mar- 
velous growth, and each year has seen a lib- 
eral increase in its scholarship. Since 1899 
two large additions have been made to the 

I college building, and last year an electric 
light and heating plant ami laundry was 
erected which is equipped with the most 
modern machinery. 
With the prospects for the future so en- 
couraging it will fie necessary further to in- 
crease the capacity of the school. This it is 

purposed by the trustees to do by the erec- 
tion of a domestic science hall, gymnasium 
and a conservatory of music and art. The 
cost of these buildings is estimated at ap- 
proximately $50,000. The intention also is 
to secure an endowment fund of $100,000. 

The sixtieth anniversary of the founding 
of the college will occur in 1907, and it is 
the intention to celebrate it with appropriate 

With two such men as Dr. Darker and Dr. 
Reed working in the interests of Illinois Wo- 
man's College its future looks bright indeed, 
and there is little doubt but that the friends 
of the school throughout the state will lend 
liberal assistance to so worthv a cause. 


Miss Weaver spent the summer at Bay 
View, Mich., with her mother and sister. 

Miss Page also tells of a pleasant summer 
spent in traveling through the south and in 
camping for several weeks in the Wichita 

.'\li>< Rolfe, our new science teacher, a 
graduate of the University of Illinois, spent 
her vacation month- in the mountains of 
North Carolina. 

Miss llussey, who ha- for several years 
held the position of principal of (he Upper 
Alton high school, has taken the place of 
Miss Porter, who will this year be at her 
home in Lovington, 111. 

Our friends will, no doubt, be interested 
to know that Miss Cole, our elocution teacher 
of last year, has entered the Y. W. C. A. 
training school at Chicago, and is very en- 
thusiastic about her new work. 

Miss Williamson will enjoy the year at her 
home in Greenwood. South Dakota. 

Miss Knopf and her mother, in company 
with Miss Long and several other Jackson- 
ville friends, visited the Portland exposition. 




after which they took a trip through Cali- 
fornia and < iolorado. 

Miss Line has decided to spend the win- 
ter at her home in Hamilton, Ohio. 

Our new elocution teacher, Mrs. Dean, 
comes to us from hicago, where she has had 
a studio for several years past. 

Miss Plank is now in Wooster, Ohio, where 
she has accepted a position as principal of 
the high school. In her stead we have with 
us Miss Mary Johnston of the University of 

Miss Eldredge has sailed for Berlin, Ger- 
many to continue her study in voice culture 

Miss Iligby is teaching music in Chicago 
this year. 

Miss McDowell has thrilling stories to re- 
late of her experiences in the Wisconsin 
woods, where she visited Mrs. Walter 
Brietenstein Brinkman, better known to us 
as Miss Pittman. 

Miss Holnrwocd spent the summer at Har- 
vard completing another term's work in the 
physical training department. 

Miss Neal, who has, during the past sea- 
son, sung m recitals and oratorios, is our 
new vocal teacher. 

Mrs. Kolp, in company with her sister, 
Miss Dimmitt. -pent several weeks at Ocean 

Mr. Harwood, a graduate of the Broad 
Street Conservatory of Music, Philadelphia, 
has come to us as instructor in piano. 

Miss Kreider visited many points of inter- 
ests during her extended trip through the 

The other members of the faculty spent 
the vacation at their homes. 


the college chapel, was a very great success, 
and the room was crowded to its utmost" ca- 
pacity. Certainly the evening was one of 
rare pleasure. 

The program was given by Mr. Fred 
Harwood, pianist; Miss Iva C. Real, con- 
tralto, and Mrs. Theodora C. B. Dean, 

Mr. Harwood appeared first and proved 
himself to he a pianist of much skill. His 
playing exhibits fine technique and he has 
all the essential qualities that go to make 
a finished musician. Air. Harwood was well 
received and responded to encores, once giv- 
ing a charming "Barcarolle" of his own com- 

.Mrs. Dean made a distinct triumph and 
won a warm place in the hearts of those who 
heard her. Mrs. Dean's reading is made the 
more pleasing by a personal charm of man- 
ner and a splendid voice, added to an admir- 
able stage presence. She graciously respond- 
ed to the encores and all her readings bore 
the stamp of the true artist. 

Another distinct success was that scored 
by Miss Neal. Her beautiful contralto voice 
is of tine quality, unusually pleasing, and 
her enunciation is exceptionally good. Miss 
Real's singing shows the results of the best 
training. The recitative and aria, "My Heart 
is Weary," was excellently adapted to display 
the powers of this gifted vocalist. She was 
received with great enthusiasm. 

Altogether the recital was one of the most 
artistic ever given in the city, and seldom 
have new comers into the musical and liter- 
ary circles of Jacksonville been given a 
warmer welcome. 

The introductory recital by the new mem- 
bers of the Illinois College of Music 
and of the School of Elocution, given in 


The enrollment of students has been very 
large and the work of the school is going 
very smoothly. While new students may en- 




ter ni any time, yel they are urged to begin 
as early as possible. 

The first faculty re< ital was given Tues- 
day evening, September Li), by Mr. Harw 1. 

pianist: Mi-- Xcal. contralto, and Mrs. Dean, 
of tin-' School of Elocution. 

We take pleasure in announcing that Miss 
Himna Burnet is again to be included in the 
faculty of the Illinois College of Music. 

Miss lva C. Xcal will be associated with 
Miss Kreider in the voice department. She 
will succeed Mi-s Eldredge, who is studying 
in Berlin this year. 

Mr. Fred Harwood has been chosen as 
piano teacher to fill vacancies made by Miss 
Williamson and Miss Higby. If his abilitv 
as teacher is commensurate with his skill as 
perfermer the college has indeed secured a 
valuable addition to its faculty. 

Mrs. Mathilde Colean will have charge of 
the department of musical historv this year. 


I Dr. Barker's family is unusually large this 
At the opening chapel exercises. Sept. 13, 
Mr. Nichols, Rev. Mr. Wadsworth and Mr. 
\\ ood gave interesting talks. 

Mis- Bess Ilarker went to New York City 
Monday, Sept. 25, where she will continue 
her studies in art. Ralph Ilarker left the 
siime day for Chicago, where he entered 
Northwestern university. 

Mi-- Ethel Wylder took dinner with 
Mabelle Sonneman Saturday evening in the 
college home. 

V\ e are glad to welcome Miss Burnett, who 
has come among us again in her old place 
as instructor in the College of Music. 

Dr. Harker has had the pleasure this 
montb of entertaining seyeral friends at din- 
ner, among them Rev. Mr. O'Neal and Mrs. 
O'Neal; Mr. Ewert, formerly pastor of Cente- 
nary church; Professor Sanford, now a teach- 

er in the Chicago high school; Professor 
Harold W. Johnston, id' the Fniversity of 
Indiana, and Dr. Reed, the field secretary of 
the Illinois \\ Oman's ( 'ollege. 

Dr. Reed was here for the progressive 
luncheon given by the faculty Saturday 

Anne Marshall visited at the college a few 
days at the beginning of the term before go- 
ing to Northampton, Mass., where -lie en- 
tered Smith college. We were glad to hear 
ilea Anne entered as a full fledged sopho- 

Rev. Mr. Wilcox brought his daughter. 

Stella, to the college last Week. He spent 

the t]'\y wii h the president. 

Miss Kent and Mis> Sewell, teachers at 
lie Jacksonville high school, were guests of 
Miss McDowell and Mi" Cbwgill at dinner 
Saturday night. They attended the Belles 
Lettres reception. 

Dr. Harker attended the Central Illinois 
Conference at Peoria Wednesday. September 
'.'11. From there he went to the Illinois Con- 
ference at Farmer City. At both place- he 
represented the college. 

Expressions of pleasure and approval were 
heard after the recital given by the new 
members of the faculty. 

Marcel la Cruin spent Sunday. September 
24, with her mother in Virginia. 

Jennie Ilarker. Mareella Crum and 
Geneva Lard spent Sunday and Monday in 
Springfield at Geneva's home. 

Eugenie Marshall's mother came with her 
to the college and stayed from Tuesday until 

Tamar Strain. Prudence Dodsworth and 
Birdie Rees visited in Franklin last week. 

Nelle Taylor and i.eda Ellsbury, '05 grad- 
uates, visited at the college Tuesday. 

Frances Scott was at home last Saturday. 

Mabelle Sonneman. Greta Coe, Mary 
Hughes. Nellie Olberl and Rosalie and Zelda 
Sidell were entertained Wednesday after- 



noon by Anne Young at her home on West 
State street. 

.Mrs. Busey ami Mrs. Rayhill spent a lew 
days here with Ruth Busey. 

.Miss Weaver and Miss Knoll' spent Sim- 
ilar with Miss Patterson. 

Bertha Mason's father and little brother 
visited her at the college Monday. 


The elocution department this year re- 
grets very much the loss of Miss Cole, for 
she had been with us for nine years, and was 
widely known and loved by Jacksonville peo- 
ple as well as by the students of the. Illinois 
Woman's College. She is studying in Chi- 
cago preparatory to her work as V. \Y. ('. A. 

But the nvv,- head of the department, Mi's. 
Dean, a graduate of the Columbia School of 
Oratory, is a worthy successor. The depart- 
ment this year has a large enrollment, both 
in class and private lessons. Tuesday even- 
ing, September li), three members of the 
faculty gave a recital in the college chapel. 
Mrs. Dean was the reader and her charming 
interpretation of her selections won the ad- 
miration of the entire audience. 


The Athletic Association held its first 
semi-annual meeting in the college chapel 
September 20. Several important changes 
were made in the constitution. Dues must 
he paid in full at the beginning of this se- 
mester. Every girl in the physical training 
classes is expected to join the association. 
Instead of having the basket ball, as hereto- 
fore, we have organized class teams. Tennis 
is well under way, seven courts being in con- 
stant u?e. The plan for raising money for 
the new gymnasium was explained to the 
new students. It will mean personal work 

from each girl to raise the necessary amount 
by .January 15. Should any of our friends 
wish to help, the smallest gifts of money 
will he very gratefully received. The first 
entertainment in the college is to he given 
by tlie association. An announcement will 
he made later. 

Note: Should this meet the notice of any 
of last year's students who took books, will 
they please send the books with the money 
for the new gymnasium to Stella Shepherd 
bv January 15. 

V. W. ('. A. NOTES. 

The V. W. ('. A. sent letters of greeting 
to all the new girls during the summer and 
were here to welcome them when they came 
this fall. 

An entertainment was given in the gym- 
nasium the first Saturday evening, all being 
invited to a county fair. The members of 
the household were asked to come by tables, 
each table representing a family. In most 
cases the array of costumes worn was very 
striking. Some of the families had brought 
their dinners in large baskets. After the 
grand march, a wedding took place on the 
speaker's platform. 

Refreshments of popcorn, crackerjack tnd 
lemonade were served. The evening's enter- 
tainment closed with the singing of a num- 
ber of college songs. 

Each girl found an invitation to the even- 
ing meeting, together with a flower, at the 
breakfast table Sunday morning. The theme 
for the meeting was, "That I May Know 
Him," and this we mean to make the key- 
note of our association work for this year. 
A large number of the girls joined the asso- 
ciation at our second meeting and we believe 
that the influences in the school this year 
will be toward that which is highest and best. 
Many helpful suggestions for our association 
were brought bv our President, Miss Holn- 



back, from the the summer conference at our firs! meeting, and the excellent program, 

Lakeside, Ohio. were evidence enough thai the enthusiasm 

of those who were Left had nol lessened. 

"LD ''"' Nl S. .Many new girls have elready joined our 

ranks, and they too have caught the spirii 

Our president of lasl year. Edna D. ami will prove themselves true and loyal 

Starkey, is studying in Danville, III. members. 

ISTelle Taylor and Leda Ellsberry are study- The following Harvest program was given 

ing music at the college, and have arranged September ".'(!: 

to lit' with us on Tuesdays. .Essay Harvest Time and Customs 

Fay Clayton is studying violin at her Luella Venawine. 

home. Recitation The Death of the Flowers 

Lucy Standiford is attending Northwest- Essie Cazalet. 

erh University. Violin Solo The Last Rose of Summer 

■ ■ -Tin- v 4.1 Zelda Sidell. 

Linnie Powell is spending the winter at 

• i , , ,■;■ , Original Storv \n Autumn Deal' 

home, perhaps preparing to make a political ■ ,, , , ... . 

. ., . ' Mabel \\ eber. 
tour in the spring. 

,....-,.,,. , , . . , ,, . heading' I lie II uskers 

Leila Warneld is studying art at the ( hi- Plan Rpim 

cago Art Institute, and is staying with Mir- Extemporaneous Debate: Resolved, That 

nun McMurray, who ,s studying voice. _ a(lti|m|l , 8 fl pleaamter season „ r ,,,„ year 

Dueile Brown has been in Philadelphia, rrn-n sin ipt 

hut expects to be at home lor the winter. Affirmative— Rena Crum, Frances Scott. 

Mabel Burns is attending the university at Negative— Louise Faekt, Jennie Darker. 

Champaign. Piano Solo Rosalie gidel] 

Susm Rehhan is the principal of the high jjelle Taylor, our vice-president of last 

school in Forest. Ohio. V1 ,. n . was wil|l V1 , |()| . thl , S( , ( , om | meeting . 1Mll 

Let us hear what the rest of von are doing. gave ug ., most delightfu] ta]k _ 

Altogether the outlook for I'hi Xu is mosl 

1 H I Al . encouraging. 

Old members and friends are always heart- 
It was with mingled joy and sadness that \\y welcomed, and letters will receive a very 
the Phi Nus met in their hall for the first cordial reception. 

meeting this year, and our Faces were sol- 

emu as we sang the dear old song, EXCHANGE. 
••()ur hand shall ne'er be broken, 

Tho severed hv land and sea, wl, ' lf a Few " r 0ur Contemporaries Said 

For a thread of blue will join us Abou1 the Greetings Las1 Year - 

E'en to eternity," T]]( , &xmi Stude nt— The Cover of the Col- 

and we knew that tho we were separated far ],,„,, Greetings is simple hut very neat and 

and wide, we were all together in that. A attractive. 

letter from our president of last rear was Gates Index— Among our most interest- 
heartily received and served to unite us even ™K and wel] -" m ' n "I 1 exchanges is the 

i i «.l, i i i Greetings, 

more closely to those who have, gone be- tf aut ilus— The College Greetings has a 

I0re - good cover design this month. 

The beautiful poster which announced The Vedette — The College Greetings is an 




excellent paper in every way, and the stu- 
dents are to be congratulated. 

There was a young man from Japan! 
Whoso name through twelve syllables ran. 
It lasted through Sundavand over to Monday 
And sounded like stones in a can. 

New girl after first piano lesson: "0 
girls, I've lived through the first lesson! 1 
played my scherzo, and my, but I was scairt 


A dreary place would be this school 
Were there no bookless classes in it. 

The opening term would lose its mirth 
Were there no late texts to begin it. 


Queen Elizabeth was signing a few war- 

"This may not lie the kindergarten era," 
she remarked, "but nobody can say we don't 
understand our blocks." 

Hereupon Leicester hastily decided that be 
had business in the woods. | Harper's 

Visitor (from the sunny south): '"I am 
told there is a theory up here that your cli- 
mate is changing." 

Host: "There is no theory about it. It's 
a recognized fact. Our climate is always 
changing." [Chicago Tribune 

Euclid fidgeted uneasily. 

"What's the use of your old geometry," 
sobbed Mrs. Euclid, "If you can't solve the 
servant problem?" 

Sadly and silently he departed for the in^ 
telligence office. [New York Sun 

Applicant at the Pearly Gates: Pray let 
me in. 

Gabriel: Hast fulfilled the command- 
ments and done good without ceasing? 

Applicant: From my earliest recollec- 

Gabriel: Didst subscribe to the College 

Applicant: No, I read the other fellows'. 

Gabriel: |g [Ex. 

The organization of classes for this semes- 
ter is as follows: 


('lass Officer — Miss Hussey. 

President — Besse Head. 

Vice President — Pearl Taylor. 

Treasurer — Mary Dilling. 

Secretary — Fanny .Matthews. 

Reporter — Lucy J ordan. 

Sergeant at Arms — Millicent Rowe. 


Class Officer — Miss Page. 
President — Birdie Rees. 
Vice President — Helen Lewis. 
Secretary — Rachel Min k. 
Treasurer — Louise Gates. 
Reporter — Eatherine Greenleaf. 

Class Officer — Miss Cowgill. 
President — Clara Beauman. 
Vice President — Helen Lambert. 
Secretary and Treasurer — Georgia Met- 

Sergeant at Arms— Mattie York. 
Reporter — Essie Cazalet. 


Class Officer— Miss Rolfe. 
President — Jennie Harker. 
Vice President — Mary Mott. 
Secretary — Fairee Graff. 
Treasurer — Vera Ross. 
Reporter — Gladys Maine. 


Class Officer — Miss Anderson. 
President-Edith Mitten. 
Vice President — Alta Morgan. 
Secretary and Treasurer- -Esther Asplund. 
Reporter — Ollie Ainsworth. 


Class Officer— Miss McDowell. 
President — Louise Pacht. 
Vice President — Clara Swain. 
Secretary — Estel le Spitler. 
Treasurer — Ben lab Hodgson. 
Reporter — Luell a Yen a wine. 


Class Officer — Miss Knopf. 
President — Medora Postel. 
Secretary — Stella Shepherd. 
Treasurer — Edith Oonley. 
Reporter — Bertha Mason. 






NO. 2 


It was a glorious October day — crisp, but 
no1 too cool to be pleasant. The crowds at 

Marshall Field were very enthusiastic and 
the cheering was loud. Each side was try- 
ing to outdo the other before the game com- 

Near the center of the grand stand sat a 
group of school girls with their chaperon. 
The last id' the girls was a pretty brunette 
with bright eyes anil a excited look on her 
face. She was all in gray, hut wore a crim- 
son hat and was carrying a large red banner 
with a white "('" mi it. Next to her sat a 
man id' perhaps twenty-live or thirty. He 
was tall, broad shouldered, and athletic in 
appearance. In hi- button hide was a small 
"('"' button, lie was eagerly scanning the 
faces of those around him ami watching the 
field for the entrance id' the team. On the 
other side of him was a dear little old lady, 
with beautiful white hair. Her face was a 
mixture of dread and expectation. She was 
well dressed ami carried a red rose, hut 
nevertheless she looked a little ill at ease in 
the crowd. 

dust at three o'clock the teams trotted out 
on the field, amid the cheers of the great 

"Oh, do you see him? I suppose that one 
of those boys must he he. hut I can't tell 

them apart." It was the old lady who spoke 
and her appeal was to the man next to her. 
He turned toward her for an instant and she 
continued: ""I suppose there isn't much 
danger right at first, is there?" 

"Oh, no, not till the real struggle is on. 
Three or four years ago 1 was on the Chi- 
cago team. I don't recognize many faces or 
figures now, though. The coach looks famil- 
iar. That's he standing away from the bunch 
over there." 

lie pointed as he spoke anil the old lady's 
eyes followed that direction interestedly. 

'"And there's 'Kid Kuggles.'' lie was only 
a Freshman when I left. Imt even then he 
showed good girt and was working hard." 

A whistle sounded and the game com- 
menced. Again the ex-player was appealed 
to. this time by the girl mi his right. 

"(). please, do you know anything about 
the game? Why are all those men standing 
on their heads!-' You see I never saw a game 
before. I've been in a hoarding school for 
five years, and .Madame, the principal, didn't 
approve of football. I know one of the 
players, though. 1 hope he doesn't get 

"Well. I'm glad you're wearing the right 
colors at your first game. Somehow I love 
old l*. of C. just about as much to-day as I 
did when I was on the team, though I 
haven't been hack for four years." 



The game was being played well and the 
interest of all was intense. As one team met 
the other, though, and fell over one another 
in a tumbled mass, there were two long sighs, 
one from either side of the '01 player. 

"Surely some one will be either killed or 
fatally injured in that fall." protested the 
old lady, weakly, and the girl declared, "I 
never saw such righting in my life. Are 
they trying to kill each other?" 

The man between said nothing, but watch- 
ed each play carefully. "Good tackle, boy, 
and fine interference then. That boy on the 
left ought to change bis play. But, there, 
he sees it now. Chicago's ball, and gaining. 
I hope that isn't Brown that's out. The pa- 
pers say he's great." 

•()." cried the girl, ""some one is hurt, and 
badly, too. They're carrying him off. I'll 
try not to think it's the man I know, but 
what if it is!" 

"Why did 1 come to this game? If that's 
my grandson. I'll uever forgive myself for 
not stopping him long ago from playing this 
dreadful game," said the old lady excitedly. 

Again the game went on. and time was go- 
ing fast. The first half was almost over and 
neither side bad scored. Again 'time out' 
was called, another man was taken out and 
a "sub" went in. The play was getting al- 
most monotonous, the teams were so evenly 
matched. First one side and then the other 
would cheer as its team made slight gains. 
A whistle sounded and the first half was 
over. Chicago. 0; Wisconsin, 0. 

During the intermission the girl grew 
quite communicative, and she, the U. of C. 
graduate and the old lady talked of other 
things besides football. 

"Xone of my family know that I'm here," 
said the old lady. "I came to the game just 
because my grandson plays. I knew if my 
daughter knew I was coming she would per- 
suade me not to, so I just ran off." 

"I'm visiting a school friend here, but at 

the last moment she had such a dreadful 
headache that 1 told her I could come by 

"Xone of the fellows know I'm in town," 
-nil the man. "but 1 know I'll lie welcome 
at my old chum's He is gone now, but his 
kid brother plays and I reckon he'll let 
me in." 

Then the second half commenced. Both 
crowds were eager and excited. Supporters 
of both teams watched and waited for gains 
that would surely be made. But the game 
went on and neither side was able to score. 
The time for the second half was almost up, 
just two minutes to play. Chicago had the 
ball and il was the third "down' with six- 
yards to gain, when by a single clever play 
the Wisconsin men were held and the crim- 
son quarter-back was tearing down the field. 
Only the "full-hack" on the 'W. eleven' stood 
between him and victory now. And the 
quarter-back was plucky. He met and 
hurdled the W. in an instant and almost in 
that same instant was on the hall on the 
other side of goal posts, and time was called. 

The crowds in the grand stands and on 
the bleachers went wild. Chicago had 
scored. The cheers were deafening. Then 
the ' 'Varsity' men could be heard shouting 
the quarter-back's name, "Wilson, Wilson, 
Bah, Rah Hah!! Whose all right? Wilson's 
all right," came the shouts. 

"Why. that's Bob's little brother, the man 
I'm going to stay with," cried the '01 man, 
turning to the girl. What was his surprise 
when she said: "It's Bess Wilson that I'm 
visiting. Was it really Harry Wilson? I'm 
Elinor Green." The little old lady com- 
pleted the introduction by saying excitedly: 
"Harry Wilson is the grandson I was so wor- 
ried about. I'm real glad be won. If you're 
Bob's chum, I guess you are Jack Perkins, 
ami I'll just ask you to take Bess' friend and 
me over to the house right away." 

E. W., 'OS). 



AX OKLAHOMA THANKSGIVING. watching anxiously from a distance goi im- 

■ patient. When they had about decided thai 

On a wide expanse of scraggy Oklahoma he didn't intend to return, he appeared, and 

prairie .stood three small sod-houses. Their broughi the information that she was an 

owners were "Sod" Blackburn so-ealled from angel and from Tennessee. "Why, boys," 

his hatred of sod-houses; Joe Baines — hand- he said, "yon jes' ought to hear her talk, so 

some Joe — who was secretly pined for by soft and sweet. And her cooking beats any- 

every girl in western Oklahoma, and Tom thine- old Pedro ever give us. I know, be- 

Haynes, red-haired, witty, bow-legged with cause she gave me some pie ami bread she 

much riding on the plains. All had been had made herself," and he walked away 

cowboys on a neighboring ranch until a de- gloating over his good luck. 

sire to settle down had induced them to take The next day Joe went after a pail of 

a homestead. They drew quarter sections water From the spring in their neighbor's 

adjoining, but were left in the dark as to the cottonwood grove. He found her bending 

owner of the other quarter section. over the spring trying with a crooked stick 

About three weeks after they had settled to fish her bucket out of the water, lie came 

they observed the frame work of a house go- to the rescue gallantly, and was allowed by 

ing up on the other quarter section. Need- the grateful lady to carry the bucket of 

less to say they were all very much interested water to the house for her. Surely the fates 

when Tom came upon the other two. with the were propitious, ami Joe went to his home 

astounding news that it was a woman who as deeply in love with the fair stranger as 

was going to live there, and that she had ar- Sod 

rived the night before in a large wagon with A few days later Tom went over with Sod 

her household goods. and made the lady's acquaintance in a more 

After a (v\\ minutes" talk Tom proposed formal manner, only to come away as com- 

going over ami helping her put her things plete a victim to Cupid's darts as his friends, 

up. The well-meaning fellow was told rather Each new day broughi forth new charms 

harshly to go slow in making himself and in their neighbor and friend, and each new 

his good intentions known, and that one day the three friends developed new symp- 

must observe caution in investigating one's toms of the all-consuming malady, love. 

neighbors. Quarter section number lour showed no 

After a few days' skirmishing about for partiality, hut seemed to distribute her 

an excuse to make her acquaintance. "Sod" friendship equally anion- them, she sewed 

finally got up enough courage to go over and on buttons, mended clothes, and cooked 

borrow a lamp. He found an agreeable sur- dainties for all with a charming friendliness. 

prise awaiting him. The newcomer was As time went on the rivalry .Mill con- 

young, rosy, with auburn hair and laughing tinned, ami as the friends began to eye each 

blue eyes, altogether as fair a picture as other with some distrust they concluded that 

"Sod" had ever looked upon. the matter must be brought to a conclusion. 

"Yes, she had a lamp, and would ce'tainlv They loved the new neighbor, indeed, but 

loan it to Alistali Blackburn." she said with they were faithful to one another, 

a pretty southern drawl. One day Sod and Tom met at Joe's corral 

She invited "Sod" into the house, and he. gate, and after an argument each agreed that 

not knowing what else to do. went in. He she could marry only one. She must choose 

staved so Ions that the others who were between them. After the choice the rejected 



would leave for parts unknown. This agree- 
ment was to be put to the test the next day, 
Thanksgiving, to give especial significance to 
the event. 

After a sleepless night the three were up 
by daybreak. Sod was the first one out of 
his house. As usual he looked toward the 
house of his goddess. A surprise awaited 
him. A large covered wagon was standing 
before the door and two gray horses were 
contently eating behind the house. His first 
thought was, "Who is it?" and his first ac- 
tion, to grab a bucket and go to the spring 
for water. 

Sod hoped to meet the owner of the spring 
and find out who the visitors were. 

As he came slowly hack from the spring 
In- met the owner of the fourth quarter sec- 
tion, who said: "Why, good ma*nin", Mistah 
Blackbnn. Ain't this a lovely day fo" 
Thanksgivin' ? What do you think has hap- 
pened to me? Why my husband and three 
children that I haven't seen in fouah months 
have come. Yes. sub, an' I'm so thankfu". 
And this is Thanksgivin' day, too. Well, 
this is jes' the day for them to come." 

"Now. Mis' Rand, that certainly is a good 
hit of news, ami I'm awful glad to hear your 
man's come." faltered the poor fellow, hut 
his face belied his words. Mrs. Rand did not 

"Yes, he's brought a big turkey for a din- 
nah, and we want you-U and youah friends 
to come ovah and help us eat ouah Thanks- 
giving' dinnah. Be suah, Mistah Black- 
hu'n, to tell youah friends to come ovah." 

"I'll tell 'em, Mis' Rand," said Sod, "and 
1 know they will want to come." 

In his heart he doubted it seriously, but 
the chance of a good joke on his friends 
cheered him. 

Little Mrs. Rand told him how she had 
come on before and staked off her quarter 
section because her husband's mother's fail- 
ing health had prevented his coming. 

. "Now be suah and come, Mistah Blaek- 
bu'n, and tell youah friends that we will 
have a real Thanksgivin' dinnah, an' 1 want 
them to come." was the parting injunction 
of Mrs. Rand. 
Did they go? 

H. L., '09. 


It is proposed to issue a beautifully illus- 
trated Sixtieth Anniversary Calendar of the 
Illinois Woman's College in May, 1907, at 
the time of the sixtieth anniversary celebra- 
tion. The calendar will be a beautiful book, 
handsomely bound, and will fully represent 
both in text and illustrations the sixty years' 
history of the College. It will be also a rec- 
ord of the generous gifts of many friends 
who will subscribe on the following plan: 

1. The friend who gives ,$1,000 will rep- 
resent the year 1907. 

'I. The four friends who give $500 each 
will each represent one of the four seasons of 
the year. 

3. The twelve friends who give $200 each 
will each represent one of the twelve calen- 
dar months. 

f. The fifty-two friends who give $100 
each will each represent one of the weeks of 
the year. 

5. The three hundred sixty-five friends 
who give $10 each will each represent one 

A copy of the calendar will be given to 
each contributor as above. A limited edition 
will he printed and copies will be sold at $2 
each to any others who shall subscribe before 
the book is printed. 

The proceeds of the calendar fund will 
he devoted to one of the following urgent 
needs of the College. 

The College now greatly needs: 

$15,000 for a Gymnasium and Domestic 
Science Hall. 

f>>i 9 


$40,000 for a Conservatory of Music and before long. The sixtieth anniversary of the 

Art. College occurs in .May. 1907. By that time 

$loo.(M)(i IW Endowment. every one of the fifty-five classes that have 

Any gift will be appreciated and (bank- graduated from the College should have a 

fully received. Gifts by will and on annuity class fund. 

are especially suggested. President Harker Let us get ready by that time for a cele- 

or Field Secretary Dr. Reed will be glad to oration that will fitly represent our gratitude 

talk with friends about any of these matters. for the past of the College, our loyalty to its 

present, and our willingness by gifts and sac- 

CLASS FUNDS. rifice to provide adequately for its future. 

President Harkek. 

At the suggestion of the class of 1904, 

who have the honor of beginning the plan COLLEGE NOTES. 
endorsed, the trustees of the Illinois Wo- 
man's College request each class that has That we believe that "Order is Heaven's 
graduated from the College, or that shall First Law," and thai "Every Li, tie Bit 
hereafter graduate, to establish and sustain Helps." has been recently shown by the es- 
a class fund for the enlargement, equipment tablishment of the College pound. 
or endowment of the College, on the follow- Dr. and .Mrs. Harker. with Albert and 
ingplan: Ruth, spent the last two weeks of October 

Every contribution made by any graduate at Bay \ iew, Mich. We were heartily glad 

or by any student who docs not graduate, to welcome them upon their return. 

shall be credited to the class to which such At the last of the month Mrs. Becker 

graduate or student belonged, and the ac- s l"' nl several days with her daughter Grace. 

cumulated total of such class fund shall be Mrs - Chapman came Saturday, Nov. -t, for 

reported each year as part of the annual •'' short stay with her daughter, Harriet. 

statement made at Commencement." Miss Weaver went to Palmyra as a dele- 

The College greatly needs the generous gate to the district meeting of the Mission- 
support of alumna', former students and all ary convention. She was there from Tues- 
friends of Christian education, and the trus- day until Thursday. The latter part of the 
tees earnestly hope that every class will es- week was spent in Petersburg with her 
tablish a class fund, and that every member mother and sifter, who had just returned 
Of the class will contribute some gift to the from Bay View, Mich. 

class fund every year if possible. Any gift Miss Hussey has been enjoying a visit 

made to the trustees by a member of a class. from her mother for the last few days, 

will be credited to the class fund. Rev. Mr. C. II. Williamson, of Waukesha, 

It is the intention of the trustees to push Wis., ate dinner with his niece. Grace Mc- 

vigorously the canvas for a new Gymnasium Fadden, Thursday evening. October 12. His 

and Domestic Science Hall, to cost about short talk at chapel was enjoyed very much. 

$1.-1,000, a Conservatory of Music and Art. to Anne and .lane Young spent Sunday with 

cost about $40,000. and an endowment of Mabelle Sonneman and Rosalie Sidell. 

$100,000. The class funds will he devoted Mr. and Mrs. Met calf spent Sunday, Oc- 

to one of the objects. tober 29, with their daughter, Mary. 

The outlook for the College is bright, and Several of the girls in the Junior and Sen- 

I believe these objects can be accomplished ior English classes attended the Merchant of 


Venice which was given at the opera house 
Wednesday night, October 18. 

Miss Bessie Leech, of Springfield, spent 
several days with Jennie Marker. 

Dr. Barnes, president of the Wesleyan at 
Bloomington, Illinois, was the guest of Dt. 
Marker one day this month. 

Those who represented I. W. C. at the Y. 
YV. ('. A. convention at Decatur were: Edith 
Mitten Essie Cazalet, Edith Conley, Clara 
MeCune, Stella Shepherd, Greta Coe, Louise 
Fackt, Mabel Weber, Nellie Miller, Nellie 
Holnhack, Mayme Henderson, Medora Pos- 
tel. Miss Neville. Miss McDowell, and Miss 
Anderson. What's the matter with I. W. C? 

Pearl Taylor's parents have moved to 

Genevra Brown visited friends in Pleas- 
ant Plain-. Illinois, last Saturday and Sun- 

Miss Clair Hereford, of Chicago, a for- 
mer I. W. C. student, took dinner with Miss 
Weaver October 51. 

Miss Anderson spent Sunday, November 
5, at her home in Macon, Illinois. 

Miss Line, one of last year's teachers, 
spent Sunday, October 29, at the college 

Amelia and Medora Postel were in Quincy, 
Illinois, Saturday and Sunday. 

Miss Vose, the Y. W. C. A. secretary, who 
has been visiting at Academy Hall, attended 
the chapel exercises here at the college last 
Wednesday evening, and gave us a delightful 

Grace MeFadden, Lucile Woodward and 
Eugenia Marshall spent two days, October 
14 and 15, with Nell Taylor in New Berlin. 
On October 28 and 29 they were entertained 
at Grace's home in Havana. 

Maude Stevens visited with Alice Wads- 
worth Saturday and Sunday. 

On Saturday morning, October 21, after 
the various classes had taken their usual 

places in chapel, the Seniors, looking very 
dignified in their new caps, entered the 
chapel from the rear, and marched to their 
places. The under classes greeted them with 
a hearty applause. 


The Specials enjoyed a very pleasant and 
interesting outing at Meredosia, October 1(1, 

They arrived at their destination at 11 
o'clock and walked from the station through 
town to the Fish Hatchery. After eating their 
lunch under some of the trees in the well 
kept little park surrounding the Hatchery, 
the girls entertained themselves bv swinging 

a JOG 

in the rope swings and playing games. On 
a pretty, grassy hillside, the new members 
of the Special class were initiated by being 
rolled down the hill. A few of the girls in- 
vaded a watermelon patch riea r by, and 
other-, who did not care for melons, gathered 
nuts. In the evening after a delightful ride 
up the river, they went to the home of 
Mrs. Carter, where a bountiful supper was 
served. When they were ready to make their 
departure, on account of the rain, they or- 
dered a carry-all to take them to the station. 
The carry-all, when it appeared at the gate, 
proved to lie "Daddy's Hack," which bore a 
striking resemblance to the old "prairie 

The Sophomores were charmingly enter- 
tained by their sister class on October 21, 
1905, at Lindale Wood, six miles east of the 
city. They were kept entirely in the dark 
as to the nature of their entertainment, but, 
when at 1 :30 three large hay racks 
were seen in front of the college, they were 
mystified no longer. The long drive was a 
merry one, but the best of all awaited them 
in the beautiful grassy spot, down in a hol- 
low surrounded by woods. Here all alighted 
and after a short time, during which some 


played games and other wandered into the Teacher to perplexed girl in mathemat- 

aeighboring woods, the Seniors requested ics — This is an excellent example of the 

their guests to lake their seats at the table, theory of limits. 

a tarpaulin spread over the grass. The Girl, with patience entirely worn out — 

luncheon was thoroughly enjoyed, the bacon Well. I'm perfectly aware of the fact, 
which was toasted on long sticks over the 

large bon lire deserving especial mention. 
The homeward ride was jolly, enlivened by 
college songs and yells. When they were 
again at the college and had sung in parting 
the I. \V. ('. song, tin' Sophomores agreed, 
one and all, that no other class had quite 
such a nice sister class. 

Hoys come to school to improve their fac- 
ulties. The teachers are faculties. Conclu- 
sion: Boys come to school to improve their 

Teacher in physics — Define work. 
Pupil — I don't know anything about it. 

Teacher (to pupil in beginning French) — 
Please give the meaning of the word "ver- 

Pupil (after pause) — Well — er — vert 
means green, and j'ai means I. 

After a prolonged discussion in the sopho- 

re English class concerning the funeral at 

he didn't want to extinguish them, he want- tht , close f Tennyson's Enoch Arden. it was 
ed to abolish them. - decided that, although the costly funeral was 

Scene Table in dining hall. entirely out of place, and although Miriam 

Dramatis persona* — One teacher and eight Lnm ' should not have been allowed to at- 
cj.jj.jg tend, it would have been quite proper for 

Theme Fashions. '"''' t " have sent flowers. It is probable that 

Girl: Well, I suppose that since they're in the new version, .Miriam Lane will tele- 
reviving all the old fashions, the next thing l' l,,,m ' tn tlu ' "onst and order three dozen 

Teacher in English history: Miss , 

will you please give Caesar's object in going 
against the Britons? 

Pupil: lie — he — he — Oh, he wanted to 
extinguish the Druids. (Aside) Is that the 
right word, kid? lie also wished — Oh, Miss, 

white roses. 

In a discussion of the relative' uses of the 
words lie, lay, sit and set, a teacher aston- 
ished her class by saying that it is correct to 
speak id' a sitting hen instead of a setting 
hen. The pupils were incredulous and 
thought that sit applied to persons and set 
to all other things. At last the teacher ex- 
claimed: "But, girls, don't you think the 
hen deserves the term sit when she holds still 
two weeks?" 

Seeing smiles spread over the faces before 
her. she thought excitedly, "Have 1 made it 
I think I'll get one to wear on the morning too long? Is it only twelve days?" Evi- 
toUjs. ilently she had not lived on a poultry farm. 

will he those short waisted dresses that were 
worn somewhere about the fifteenth century. 
Teacher: My graduating gown was made 
in that fashion. 

Teacher to small girl: Have you ever had 

S. (i. — \o, nor proverbs either. 

New girl — The rising bell here rings so 
early that unless you go to bed on time 
you're apt to meet yourself getting up. 

New prep — 1 wonder where those girls got 
those cute little black caps with the tassels? 



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faculty committef 

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111 the distance, but not a very great dis- 
ance, we see a fine new gymnasium on our 
campus. Half the amount pledged by the 
Athletic association is raised already. Sev- 
eral plans for bringing in the remainder are 
now being worked out and many more are 
being concocted in the mind of Miss Holm- 
wimmI, the energetic head of the Athletic de- 
partment. If the girls work as industriously 
this year as they have heretofore, Dr. Harker 
will have to employ his best efforts to main- 
tain bis part of the bargain. 

Because of the great demand which it has 
made upon his time. Dr. Darker finds it im- 
possible to take charge of the alumnae de- 
partment of the Greetings, as usual. How- 
ever, we have been very fortunate in secur- 
ing .Mrs. Linda Layton Trapp, '98, 1072 
North Fifth street, Springfield, Illinois, to 
take the position. Mrs. Trapp is the general 
secretary of the Alumna; association, and we 
feel sure that this department of our paper 
is in good hands. We are very glad to add 
Mrs. Trapp's name to the Greetings board. 

A generous friend has kindly given to the 
college one hundred copies of the new Meth- 
odist Hymnal for use in the chapel exercises. 
We are enjoying very much the use of the 
good old hymns which we have always sung, 
as well as the learning of many beautiful 
new ones. 

Unselfishness is a very estimable virtue, 
but as in all things there is danger of an 
overdose of goodness. For instance, when 
the Lady Principal on Monday morning gives 
us some most excellent suggestions concern- 
ing etiquette and rules and regulations, we 
are quite apt to pass them all on to our 
neighbors, keeping nothing for ourselves. In 
our solicitude for other people, it is some- 
times well to look out for number one, be- 
cause if we do not it is quite possible that, in 
this case, someone else will do it for us. 

Why is it that our tongues acquire such 
agility in twisting and mixing up innocent 
English words into all sorts of slang expres- 
sions and grammatical errors? Would that 
they were as apt in mythology and French! 
Some of these mistakes are made through 
carelessness and others through habit. Per- 
haps one of the most objectionable and at 
the same time most common expressions 
which we hear is the word "kid." Some of 
the girls are making war upon its use and 
they find the roll of honor method quite ef- 


fective. If there is such a thing as reaching 
a person's mind through his purse, this is 
surely an example of it, for the furnishing 
of the feast falls to the one whose memory 
oftenest plays him tricks. 


A large and enthusiastic audience was 
present to enjoy a rare treat Monday even- 
ing, Nov. 6, when .Mr. E. R. Kroeger, of St. 
Louis, delivered a lecture piano recital in 
the college chapel, under auspices of the Illi- 
nois College of Music. 

The recital was a review of the develop- 
ment of music as an art, illustrated with se- 
lections from the work- of the great masters 
of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 
While the subject matter was highly classical 
and technical, nevertheless the manner in 
which it was presented gave the recital a 
wonderful charm and held the audience in 
close attention. 

Bach and Handel were cited as illustrative 
of the composers immediately following the 
polyphonic method. Cluck was mentioned 
as the Wagner id' the eighteenth century and 
Haydn as the tone poet of many symphon- 
ies. Mozarl was given as the forerunner of 
the classical music which reached the cli- 
max with the great master Beethoven who 
breathed his mighty soul into the form char- 
acterized by Haydn and Mozart. His un- 
equalled works are the height of classical 
excellence ami the departure therefrom is 
to he round in the works of Mendelssohn 
■who entered the domain of the romantic 
with his overture to Midsummer Night's 
Dream, and directly after him we have 
Schumann, who carried the type to its high- 
est development. His moods are very strong- 
ly expressed in all his musical efforts, par- 
ticularly in his novelettes. 

Music of the national style took form un- 
der Chopin and contemporary writers and 
reached the pinnacle under Liszt, who de- 
veloped the technic of the piano to a degree 
hitherto unknown. Immediately following 
the early works of the French dramatist. 
Berlioz, came the much discussed Richard 
Wagner, whose reign as king in operatic 
music is almost undisputed. 

Mr. Kroeger spoke of music as an abstract 

art hut little understood and made the un- 
usual admission that to the average modern 
audience the compositions with the roman- 
tic idea were simply so many sounds unless 
the composer's idea was definitely ex- 

In speaking of national music the lecturer 
stated thai as yv\ no American national 
music has made its appearance, and he 
doubted if it would before another century. 

Mr. K linger is a pianist of much ability 
and artistic finish. lie gave the Men- 
delssohn Spinning Song, Chopin Polonaise 
and "ha Campanella" (Liszt) a rendition 
that was indicative of line musical feeling 
which found expression by means of finished 
technic. His own composition, "Lance of 
the Elves," which was played in response to 
the hearty encore at the close of the lecture, 
was received with much favor. 

The selections played as illustrative of the 
subject mattei- presented were: 

Fugue — Bach. 

Air from Alceste — Cluck-Saint Saens. 

Sonatas — Beethoven. 

Why — Schumann. 

Spinning Song — Mendelssohn. 

Polonaise, Mazurka — Chopin. 

I.a t 'ampanella — Liszt. 

Magic Fire Scene (from Lie Valkyrie) — 

Dance of the Elfs — Kroeger. 


Hallowe'en at I. W. C. is always an occa- 
sion of great merriment, and this year was 
no exception to the rule. The Senior Pre- 
paratory class, assisted by their class officer, 
Miss Page, were hostesses of the evening, 
and they entertained the other members of 
the school royally. The reception room. 
chapel and gymnasium were decorated with 
autumn leaves, while jack-o'-lanterns and 
owls were used with pretty effect. 

'the guests had been asked to come by 
classes and each class was conducted through 
the various halls id' the building to the re- 
ception room and then down to the base- 
ment, by the Senior Preps, gowned as ghosts 
and gypsies. 

The faculty were dressed as witches; the 
members of the Senior class represented 
pumpkins; the Juniors were dressed in white 




caps and gowns, representing ghosts of the 
Seniors: the Sophomores were costumed in 
imitation of the popular advertisements seen 
in the magazines; the Freshmen represented 
fairies, and the members of the Junior Pre- 
paratory class, decorated with Indian paints, 
beads and feathers, were as fierce as a tribe 
of Apaches. The Specials represented 
Schneider's famous German band, and each 
number rendered by, it was received with 
hearty applause. The fortune teller's tent 
was also a source of much merriment. 

Refreshments consisting of pop-corn, ap- 
ples, cheese, and pumpkin pie were served in 
the gymnasium. Much credit is due the 
Senior Preparatory class for making this oc- 
casion one of the most delightful of the year. 


"Meet us in the front hall when the break- 
fast hell rings Monday morning," was the in- 
vitation which the Freshmen gave the Juni- 
i ni's. We had been told to wear our wraps, so 
we suspected that we were to breakfast out 
somewhere. After some meandering we were 
ushered into a cafe. There was a table dec- 
orated with white chvsanthemums and smi- 

lax. set for twenty-eight. We found our 
places by means of foreign postal cars and 
were served with a three course breakfast. 
On leaving the cafe we were invited to take 
a special car for a trolley ride. Both at the 
Country club and at Morgan lake we wander- 
ed about enjoying the beautiful October sun- 
shine. We returned to the college feeling 
grateful to the Freshmen for a delightful 

Monday, October 30, was a most pleasant 
day for the college girls. Dr. and Mrs. Pit- 
ner extended to them an invitation to spend 
the day at their beautiful home, Fairview. 
As it was stormy and cold, the anticipated 
outdoor program could not be carried out, 

but the day spent in the spacious residence 
was truly enjoyable. At the proper time 
a bountiful luncheon was served, and every- 
one enjoyed the whole day from the first 
hand shaking with Mrs. Pitner to the mo- 
ment when the ear landed us wet but happy 
at the doors of Illinois Woman's College. 

The Junior Preparatory class was enter- 
tained at the Colonial Inn Monday evening, 
October 23. After some interesting games 
had been played, the initiation of the girls 
into the class proved both humorous and en- 
tertaining. The class was served to delicious 
refreshments in the beautifully decorated 
dining room of the Inn. 


During the first week in October the Sen- 
ior class received an invitation from the Jun- 
iors for, the following Monday afternoon 
but they were left entirely in the dark as to 
how or where they were to be entertained. 
At last the day came and the Seniors repaired 
to the usual meeting place, the chapel, where 
they were divided into two parties. One of 
these was instructed to leave by the front 
door and Follow the path marked out for 
them, while the other was told to start from 
the back door. They soon found arrows 
tacked up in various places pointing in the 
directions they were to take. Guided by ■ 
these arrows, after a roundabout journey, 
both parties finally came together at East 
Woods. The afternoon was very pleasantly 
spent in roaming about the woods and in 
playing games of various kinds. A delicious 
supper was served of buns, chips, pickles, 
pumpkin pie, bananas and hot coffee. As it 
grew dark, with three cheers for the jolly 
Juniors, all started homeward tired and 


The Mendelssohn club has taken up the 
study of the oratorio "Elijah." Under Mr. 




Stead's skillful direction it will be very in- 
teresting and instructive. 

All music students are expected to attend 
the private recitals given every Thursday at 
■i o'clock. November 9th there will he an 
etude recital at which every grade of work 
in the course will lie represented. 

A college quartette consisting of Edith 
Conley, Greta Coe, Cuba Carter and Edith 
Morgan has been organized, and is under 
Miss Ivreider's supervision. 


On account of the unusually large num- 
ber of art students enrolled this year, Hiss 
Knopf is even busier than ever. There are 
twenty or more new students, and with fif- 
teen of the old students the classes are full 
of interest. 

Some fine new equipment has been added 
to the studio in the way of pottery and casts. 

The Art History class is using a new text 
book this year — Goodyear's History of Art. 

Zillali Hanson, liable Shuff and Lueile 
Woodward are the art seniors of this year. 

Emma Scott. '04. is studying at the Chi- 
cago Art Institute. She is very fortunate in 
having received full credit for her work in 
our studio and has the privilege of working 
in the life classes under Mr. Vanderpoel. 

Lela Warfield is also studying at the Art 
Institute, having entered the second year of 
the normal course. 

Elizabeth Harker has resumed her studies 
at the New York Art Students' League. 

Lela Kennedy. Dess Mitchell. Pearle Tay- 
lor and Helen Lewis have furnished inter 
esting poses for the Friday afternoon sketch 


Belles Lettres Society has been unusually 
prosperous this month. The new members 
have entered fully into the spirit of our so- 

ciety, and the work is moving along with 
great success. The programs show that 
much time and thought have been expended 
in their preparation. The newspaper num- 
ber given Oct. 2-\ was especially interesting. 

Belles Lettres Song — Society. 

Piano solo — Edith Mitten. 

National News — Esther Asplund. 

Scores Lost; Many Cannot be Identified — 
Edith Morgan. 

Fashion Fads — Fern Hopkins. 

impromptu, Newspapers of To-day — Rosa 

Personals — Beulah Hodgson. 

Time Table and General Transportation 
Directory — Lora Robinson. 

Under the Chestnut Tree — Birdie Reese. 

Advertisements — Bessie Peed. 

Piano duet — Louise Buckingham. Nora 

Thi' dramatic evening given by Belles Let- 
tres Society this year will consist of the pop- 
ular monologue, "Behind the Curtain." by 
Mrs. Burton Harrison, and the farce, "A 
Proposal Under Difficulties," by John Ken- 
drick Bangs, to be given in the college chapel 
Dec. 11. 1905. 


Preparations are being completed in the 
physical training department for the enter- 
tainment. "A Gymkhana," to be given in the 
College chape] Nov. 20. We hope that our 
friends will come. 

The girls are showing marked interest in 
basket ball. The Senior team is already or- 
ganized. It is as follows: Captain. Zillah 
Ranson; forwards, Frances Scott. Maude 
Stevens; guards, Nellie Holnback, Louise 

Regular indoor work has begun. The 
classes are all too large, and that, we feel, 
necessitates a new building. 

""The College Pound." — All articles found 
in the halls and in the rooms open to the 
public will hereafter lie taken to the pound. 
from which thev may be redeemed at the 




rate of five cents an article. Miss Holmwood 
has charge of the lost property, and the 
money thus secured will be added to the 
gymnasium fund. All articles unclaimed 
will be sold at auction before Christmas and 
again at the end of the school year. The 
first week finds ns several nickels ahead. 

Since September 13, $53.53 has been added 
to the gymnasium fund. The money from 
our pledge books has already begun to come 

A number of the members of the Athletic 
Association arc planning to attend the foot 
ball game November 11. 

Y. W. C. A. NOTES. 

(•ue thought from the state convention at 
Decatur: "I will pour you out a blessing 
that there shall not be room enough to re- 
ceive it."— Mai. 3:10. 

We who attended the convention felt that 
God was indeed giving us His blessing as we 
gathered together in the university chapel 
for the Bible hour with Miss Frances 
Bridges. The room was very quiet. Every 
girl was listening intently lest she should 
lose a word of the message which our leader 
brought us. We forgot for the time our- 
selves and those around us, as we listened to 
a call to the service of One who had sacrificed 
everything for the sake of others. 

A talk on "Association Work in Foreign 
Lands" gave us an insight into the life of a 
Mohammedan girl and woman and also a 
knowledge of what association work means 
in such a place. 

The social side of the convention must 
not be forgotten, for it was so good to be 
with those who love the things of God. How 
we wished that it might be possible for us 
to know every girl there! 

We have organized our Bible study classes 
and since the convention theme was "Bible 
Study" and the student conferences for the 
different committees were so rich in sugges- 

tions, we hope to make the work both pleas- 
ant and instructive. The classes in foreign 
mission study have been organized. The 
class in home mission study to be conducted 
by Miss Boli'e is a department of work which 
we are very much in need of if we are to be 
well rounded Christian girls. 


Every year many new members unite their 
forces with those of the old, and help to up- 
hold the honor of clear Phi Nu. This year 
has been no exception, and our new girls 
have proved unusually responsive to the du- 
ties assigned them. The several programs in 
which they have aided have been especially 

The following patriotic program was very 
enthusiastically received : 

Our Country. 
"What sought they thus far? 
Bright jewels of the mine:' 
The wealth of seas — the spoils of war? 
They sought a faith's pure shrine." 
Reading — "'The Landing of the Pilgrims'' 

Helen Smith 

"What characters had they; 
What altars, temples, cities, colonies, 
Did they erect ?" 

Indian Folk Lore Lela Kennedy 

"The best teachers of humanity are the 
lives of great men." 
Maxims from Poor Richard's Almanac 

Marv Metcalf 

"He serves his party best who serves bis 
country best." 

Vocal solo — "Barbara Frietche" 

Edith Conley 

"Love and Tears for the Blue — Tears and 
Love for the Gray." 
Biography — Grant, the Hero in Blue . . 

. . . .' Grace McFadden 

"This lovely land, this glorious liberty, 

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these benign institutions, the dear purchase 
of our fathers, are ours; ours to enjoy, ours 
tii preserve, ours to transmit." 

Kelioes of College Fun Umeda Ilonnold 


"It is music's lofty mission to shed life on 
the depth of the human heart." 
Vocal solo — Land of Hope and Glory. . 

Mary Greta Coe 

A special German and a musical program 
have been arranged, and all who are inter- 
ested are invited to attend our meetings. 

The society has planned a sale for Nov. 25, 
and hopes that the result will be even better 
than last year. 

Old I'hi Xus. 

Anne Marshal] is progressing finely at 
Smith and hopes to finish there next year. 

Jess Bradley is busy with a class in music 
at her home, and goes to St. Louis every 
week for study. 

Amelia Eisenmeyer and Olive Gliek are 
spending the winter at home. 

Corinne Musgrove is teaching voice and 
musical history at Yankton Conservatory of 
Music in South Dakota. 

Lillian Switzer is at DePauw University. 

Ruby Hildreth is attending school at Nor- 
mal. 111. 

Anne White is studying at Northwestern 

We are thinking of you, Old Phi Xus. and 
a thread of blue will ever unite us. 


We were glad to read a letter from Prof. 
Morrison in the Buchtelite. Prof. Morrison 
has friends at I. W. ('. 

"Please hand me the review of reviews." he 
The landlady's eyes did flash: 
But another young boarder looked absent- 
ly up. 
And silently passed him the hash. 


The picture of the new Carthage gymna- 

sium attracted our attention, for we are hop- 
ing to have a line building on our campus 

Latin teacher — "A horse! A horse! My 
kingdom for a horse!" 

Student — "My! Do you have to use one, 
too!-'" — Ex. 

Read the class jokes in the Capitoline. 
They are very brilliant. 

Tin' firs! Dumber of the Lincolnian is very 
good. We hope to hear Erom you again. 

Epigram on a bald head: 

"If by vour hairs your sins should number- 
ed he. 

Angels in heaven were not more pure than 
thee." —Ex. 

The Carthage Collegian contains a well 
written oration, "The Three Martyrs of Lib- 

Mrs. Brown — 1 suppose your son is taking 
a very thorough course in college? 

Mrs. Jones — Ah, yes, indeed. He is really 
too conscientious. This is his fourth year 
in the freshman class, and they tell me there 
is a great deal there he can learn yet. — Ex. 

The Kwassui Quarterly was especially wel- 
come, for it helps us to keep iti touch with 
oui- friends in Japan, and with the girl 
whom we are supporting at Kwassui do 
Kakko. We are waiting for your next issue. 

The exchange column in the U. I. U. Col- 
legian is very witty and we enjoyed a good 
laugh as we read it. 

The Gates Index seems to be well in- 
formed concerning former students and 
teachers of Gates Academy. 

Professor— Mr. B. Bondholder is a self- 
made man. lie arose from nothing. 

Student — That's nothing. I do that every 
morning at breakfast table. — Ex. 


During the summer and early fall months 
it is perhaps somewhat difficult for the alum- 
nae to remember that definite work has been 
undertaken and that its success depends 
upon their interest. So on this first alum- 
nae page for the year 1905-6 let me urge you 
to plan that a certain sum be reserved iu 



readiness for the Scholarship Fund, By 
June of last year we had received $52 direct 
for the Students" Aid, and after all expenses 
had been defrayed the Alumnae Association 
was able to add $25 inore to this, making $7? 
total toward the desired $1,000. Won't you 
kindly contribute toward this sought for 

At the alumnae reunion last June a num- 
ber of former students were made associate 
members of our association. They were Mrs. 
M. E. Lane. Jacksonville; Mrs. Louisa Rhea, 
New Berlin; Mrs. Sarah Sinclair Beggs, Ash- 
land; Miss Eliza Kent, Jacksonville. 

The executive committee in June met 
witli the president, Mrs. P. H. Bowe, and the 
following- changes were necessarily made: 
.Mrs. Lizzie Dunlap Nixon, '82, to be trustee 
in place of Mrs. Rhoda Tomlin Capps, '62, 
resigned. Mrs. Julia Tincher Kimbrough, 
'73, was elected first vice-president instead of 
Mrs. Matie Kumler Anderson, '89, now re- 
siding in China. Mrs. Linda Layton Trapp, 
'97, was appointed general secretary for the 
association, and Miss Helen Kennedy, '98, 
was elected treasurer to succeed Mrs. Trapp. 

We are endeavoring to locate the first sec- 
retary's book. The present book of records 
dales from May 30, 1885. Can any one in- 
form us where this book may be found? 

'57. Mrs. Sue Brown Bartlett, formerly 
of Virden, now resides in Jacksonville. 

'89. Mrs. Matie Kumler Anderson, of 
Foo Chow, China, is spending a few months 
visiting her hither. Rev. Kumler, in Mem- 
phis, Tenn. Mrs. Anderson's husband is 
consul at Foo Chow. 

'91. The class of '91 has kept a class let- 
ter circulating during